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Update on Incident at 5000 Dumfries

March 13, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in the fatal shooting of a juvenile male on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in the 5000 block of Dumfries around 11:10 p.m.

The shooter, Dontae Terrell Moore (b/m, DOB: 06-24-87), has been arrested and
charged with capital murder in the 177th State District Court. The second suspect, Jeffrey Rene Lopez (w/m DOB: 11-18-85), was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 232nd State District Court. Lopez and a third suspect remained in another vehicle parked behind the victim's car. The third suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 21 years of age, skinny and about 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L.A. Flores and Officers P.J. Guerrero and T.R.
Cunningham reported:

16-year-old Jonothan Finkelman, of 4614 Holt, and a friend went to meet 15-year-old Warren Payne, of 5508 Grand Lake, and Moore (suspect #1) to complete a drug transaction in Finkelman*s car. During the transaction, Moore produced a handgun and demanded Finkelman and his friend*s personal property. A struggle ensued and Finkleman was shot once in the left side of the head. Payne, along with Finkleman*s friend (the witness), got out of the car. Moore shot once more, striking Payne in the abdomen.

Both Payne and Finkleman were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital. Finkelman was pronounced dead at the hospital. Payne was listed in critical condition.

Anyone with more information about this incident or the whereabouts of the third suspect is asked to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Updated: JGA/JFC 3-13-06
AW/ MES 12-28-05
Inc # 195111805

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