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Incident at 6315 Marinwood

March 7, 2006 -- A suspect is being sought for questioning in the fatal shooting of his stepfather at 6315 Marinwood about 7:50 p.m. on Monday (Mar. 6).

The suspect, identified as Alexis C. Platero (H/m, DOB 8-11-87), fled the scene before officers arrived. The victim, Abner Sanchez Lopez, 29, suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M.K. Peters and W. Gonzalez reported:

Mr. Lopez and his stepson got into an argument that escalated when Platero left the family's home and returned a short time later with a pistol. Lopez's wife, who is Platero's mother, managed to separate the two men from a further altercation inside the home.

Platero was still armed with the pistol when the two men went outside. Once there, Lopez's wife heard a gunshot and found him wounded. Platero then fled the scene. Investigators only want to question Platero at this time before determining whether to file charges in this case.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

JFC/NJM 3-7-06
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