Update on Incident at 716 Fenell
March 30, 2006 -- Charges have
been filed against two suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of
a man at 716 Fenell about 1:10 a.m. on March 25.
The suspects are identified as Roberto
Arredondo (H/m, DOB 1-1-85) and Raphael
Garza Duenez (H/m, DOB 1-23-83). Duenez also uses an alias
of Jair Alejandro Salas. Both are charged with capital murder
in the 262nd State District Court.
The victim, Gary Wayne Zachary, 30, suffered
gunshot wounds to the chest and back and was pronounced dead at
Ben Taub General Hospital.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants E. Gonzalez,
B. Harris and Officers R. Chappell and T. McCorvey reported:
Mr. Zachary was shot inside one of three houses
located at 716 Fenell. Investigators determined the house located
at the rear of the lot was being used to manufacture and sell
narcotics and that the shooting was likely the result of a home
invasion. According to witnesses, two Hispanic male suspects entered
the residence and demanded money. A struggle between Zachary and
the suspects ensued and he was shot. Zachary sought help at a
neighbor's residence and was transported to the hospital. The
suspects jumped into a four-door compact vehicle and fled.
One of the males, Arredondo, was being treated
for a gunshot wound to the back at Methodist Hospital. Officers
took a witness statement from him at the hospital. It's believed
he was shot during the struggle inside the home on Fenell. Once
investigators had enough evidence to pursue charges and identify
Arredondo and Duenez as suspects, the investigators learned Arredondo
had left Methodist Hospital on Wednesday (Mar. 29) with an IV
still in his arm.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of
suspects Arredondo and Duenez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide
Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update JFC/MES 3-30-06
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.