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Update on Incident at 197 Goodson #6

April 10, 2007 -- Charges have been filed against a man wanted in the fatal shooting of two men at 197 Goodson #6 about 7:15 p.m. on January 19.

The suspect, Daniel Mendez known as “Yengo” (w/m, 25 to 26 years of age) is charged with murder in the 178th State District Court. A photo of Mendez is attached to this news release.

The victims, Jose Zamudio-Tena and Elkin Peralta-Martinez, were both shot in the head and were pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Carillo and Officer H.A. Chavez and reported:

Witnesses reported hearing an argument between Zamudio-Tena, Peralta-Martinez and another male coming from apartment #6 prior to the shooting. Mendez arrived at the scene and got involved in the argument. Zamudio-Tena and Peralta-Martinez were told by Mendez to stay away and as they approached him, he shot them in the head. Mendez fled on foot and is still wanted.

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

Updated: JGA/GO 4-10-07
JFC 1-20-07
Inc #009488007

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.