Update on Incident at 77 East Edgebrook
May 17, 2006 -- Houston police
have arrested one of three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting
of two men and the wounding of another at 77 East Edgebrook about
10:10 p.m. on May 9.
Anthony Craig Brown (b/m, DOB 8-7-69) was arrested
and charged with capital murder in the 183rd State District Court.
He and two other wanted suspects are accused in the killings of
Herman Bustamante, 23, and George Portillo, 19. The victims sustained
multiple gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene.
A third victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported
to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition.
HPD Homicide Division Officers A.J. Palos, G.
Gonzales and C.T. Hufstedler reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call
in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 77 East Edgebrook
and discovered a maroon Chevrolet Tahoe with the bodies of two
men inside. A third man was found several feet away, suffering
from gunshot wounds. HFD paramedics responded to the scene and
pronounced the two men in the vehicle dead. Investigators believe
the shooting may have been drug-related.
The suspects were described only as three black
males in their late teens or early 20s, driving in a black or
burgundy four-door vehicle, possibly a Toyota or Nissan.
Following up on leads, investigators identified
Brown as one of the suspects and had charges filed against him
on May 12. On Wednesday (May 16), officers with the HPD Westside
Patrol Division's Tactical Team conducted surveillance on several
locations in southwest Houston and arrested Brown as he was leaving
an apartment complex in the 3000 block of Elmside. He was driving
a vehicle matching the description given by witnesses at the scene
of the shootings.
The two other unknown suspects are wanted in
this case. Investigators urge anyone with information on those
suspects to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600
or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update JFC/MES 5-17-06
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