Incident at 7803 Long Point
October 6, 2006
-- Charges are pending against four suspects arrested
in the fatal shooting of a man at 7803 Long Point about 1:35 a.m.
today (Oct 6).
The suspects are identified as John Mendez (H/m,
DOB 6-6-88), Juan Jose Escobedo (H/m, DOB 9-27-81), Delicia C.
Limon (H/f, DOB 11-6-86) and a juvenile male. Capital murder charges
are pending against Mendez and the juvenile suspect, who will
be referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation officials on that
charge. Escobedo and Limon are facing charges of aggravated robbery
with a deadly weapon.
All four suspects are accused for their roles
in the fatal shooting of James Curtis Newsome, 26. He suffered
a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was pronounced dead at Ben
Taub General Hospital.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S.R. Kennedy and
Officer T.W. Miller reported:
The suspects planned on robbing Mr. Newsome after
seeing he had more than $100 on him. Mendez and the juvenile suspect
were armed and approached Newsome demanding his money. When Newsome
refused, Mendez shot him while the juvenile suspect held a shotgun
The suspects then fled in a waiting vehicle and
were pursued by HPD patrol officers. Officers located all four
suspects hiding in a vacant apartment. Mendez was found in possession
of a 9 mm pistol when he was taken into custody.
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