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2nd Update on Incident at 5000 Dumfries

September 16, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a third suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a juvenile male on Tuesday, December 27, 2005 in the 5000 block of Dumfries around 11:10 p.m.

The third suspect, described as a 16-year-old juvenile (w/m), was arrested and charged with capital murder on Friday, September 15, 2006 at Bellaire High School. The shooter, Dontae Terrell Moore (b/m, DOB: 06-24-87), was previously arrested and charged with capital murder in the 177th State District Court. The second suspect, Jeffrey Rene Lopez (w/m DOB: 11-18-85), was previously arrested and charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 232nd State District Court. Lopez and the juvenile suspect remained in another vehicle parked behind the victim's car.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L.A. Flores and Officers P.J. Guerrero and T.R. Cunningham reported:

16-year-old Jonothan Finkelman, of 4614 Holt, and a friend went to meet 15-year-old Warren Payne, of 5508 Grand Lake, and Moore (suspect #1) to complete a drug transaction in Finkelman's car. During the transaction, Moore produced a handgun and demanded Finkelman and his friend's personal property. A struggle ensued and Finkleman was shot once in the left side of the head. Payne, along with Finkleman's friend (the witness), got out of the car. Moore shot once more, striking Payne in the abdomen.

Both Payne and Finkleman were transported to Ben Taub General Hospital. Finkelman was pronounced dead at the hospital. Payne was listed in critical condition.

2nd Update: NJM 9-16-06
Updated: JGA/JFC 3-13-06
AW/ MES 12-28-05
Inc # 195111805

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