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Update on Incident at 6555 Harbor Town #211

October 9, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman at 6555 Harbor Town #211 about 3:25 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 7).

The suspect, Hector Cristobal Mejia-Estrada (H/m, 10/12/82), has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the 208th State District Court. He is accused in the killing of a 17 year-old female whose identity is pending notification to the next of kin.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Newcomb and Officer A. Mares reported:

The victim, several other females and at least two males were inside the apartment at the address listed above. One of the men, a Hispanic male known only as "Snoopy" was in possession of a pistol, which he fired, striking the victim. She died at the scene. The men then fled on foot. Investigators have received information that "Snoopy" may be an MS-13 gang member.

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