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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 1:40 p.m.

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 as:

Jose Luis Nieva (H/m, DOB: 07-25-79) a.k.a. "Polo"
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.