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Update on Incident at 3101 Holmes Road

May 22, 2006 -- Houston police homicide investigators have released a photo of a suspect wanted and charged in the fatal shooting of two men at 3101 Holmes Road about 7:30 p.m. on May 19.

The suspect, Miguel Soria (H/m, DOB 11/25/80), is charged with capital murder in the 230th State District Court.

The first victim has been identified as Mario Rico, 28, of 7400 Plum Creek #1523. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he later died. The second victim is identified as Jorge Rangel, 28, of 12615 Adelia Court. Rangel sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he later died.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.T. Wyers and Officer B.W. Nabors reported:

HPD officers responded to a reported shooting call at a manufacturing plant on Holmes Road and found Rangel and Rico being treated by HFD paramedics. According to witnesses, Soria entered the plant and confronted the men. Soria then pulled out a handgun and shot both victims numerous times. After the shooting, Soria fled in a 2000 black Chevrolet truck with Texas license plates 4PBS94. Witnesses to the shooting positively identified Soria as the shooter.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Miguel Soria is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update JFC/MES 5-22-06
NJM 5/20/06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.