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.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.