Update on Incident at 8100 Gulf Freeway
March 19, 2006 -- A suspect
has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a man at
8100 Gulf Freeway about 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, 2006.
The suspect, Gary Wayne Weaver (w/m, DOB: 01-07-79),
has been charged with capital murder in the 182nd State District
Court. A photo of the suspect is attached to this news release.
The victim, Ramesh Cherukumalli, 32, of 7905
South Main suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced
dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Officer S. R. Straughter
At approximately 9 a.m., a witness contacted
police after hearing several gunshots near Sims Bayou on the Gulf
Freeway near Broadway. An officer responded to the area but was
unable to locate anything at that time. At approximately 3 p.m.,
police received a call after an individual found the victim lying
underneath the bridge. At the time of the shooting, a witness
observed what appeared to be a silver/gray, four-door Honda Accord
leaving that same location.
Updated: JGA/MES 3-20-06
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contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.