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Update on Incident at 1800 Milam

February 12, 2007 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman at 1800 Milam about 2:40 a.m. February 8.

The suspect, Gamaliel Hernandez Gonzalez (H/m, DOB 5-5-77), is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Erica Ann Garcia, 26, of 722 South 6th Street in La Porte. She suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Officers S. Jefferson and T.R. Cunningham reported:

Ms. Garcia left a downtown nightclub and was followed by four suspects driving in a black Hummer to the intersection of Milam and St. Joseph, where she stopped for a red light. Two suspects exited the vehicle and Gonzalez walked up to Garcia’s vehicle and shot her from the passenger’s side.

The Hummer was later found at the Gulf Freeway (Interstate 45 South) at Airport Boulevard. Gonzalez was arrested while the three other males were detained, but later released after being interviewed by homicide investigators.

The suspects are acquaintances of the victim.

Update GO/JFC 2-12-07
GO/JFC 2-8-07
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