Update on Incident at 9800 Honeywell

December 28, 2007 - Houston police have learned the identity of a man found fatally shot at 9800 Honeywell about 9 a.m. on Tuesday (Dec. 25).

The victim, Candalario Ortega, Jr., 35, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers D. Arnold and R. Moreno reported:

Officers responded to a report of a man down at 9800 Honeywell after a passerby called police when he saw what appeared to be a man lying on the side of the road covered with a blanket. Officers and medical personnel arrived and found Mr. Ortega had been shot.

Investigators believe Ortega may have been shot at a different location.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update: GO/VHS 12-28-07
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.