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
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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