Update on Incident at 900 North York
March 26, 2006 -- Two suspects
have been arrested and charged for the fatal shooting of a man
found in a bayou at 900 N. York on Sunday, March 19, 2006 at about
The victim, Raul Mendoza, 23, was retrieved from
the bayou with multiple gunshot wounds to the head.
The suspects were both arrested and charged with
capital murder in the 184th State District Court. They are known
Jose Luis Nieva (H/m, DOB: 07-25-79) a.k.a.
Joseph Noel Godin (H/m, DOB: 02-07-79) a.k.a. "Bird"
According to Houston Police Department Homicide
Division Sergeant H.R. Hernandez and Officer D.S. Vasquez, HPD
patrol officers were dispatched to 900 North York to meet with
members of an Equisearch team who discovered the body of a male.
The team was in the area conducting a search for a missing person
when they located the body floating in the bayou.
The HPD Dive team made the scene and recovered
the body of Mr. Mendoza.
Update: JGA 3-26-06
AW/ MES 3-20-06
Inc # 042340906-F
For additional information, please contact the HPD
Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.