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Update on Incident at 10201 Telephone

March 30, 2007 -- Charges have been filed against two suspects in the fatal shooting of a man at 10201 Telephone about 9:20 p.m. on Monday (Mar. 26).

The suspects, identified as Joshua Christopher Nogess (b/m, DOB 9/23/88) and Alberto Renee Contreras (H/m, DOB 8/23/89) have been charged with capital murder in the 179th State District Court.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending notification to next of kin.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Torres and Officer K. Carr reported:

The victim was locking up the laundry rooms for the night at the apartment complex when he was assaulted by two suspects. A witness heard gunshots and looked out his window to see the victim fighting with one of the suspects over a gun. The victim was able to take the gun away before the suspects ran from the complex. The victim walked back to his apartment and told his wife to call for an ambulance and police.

On Tuesday, March 27, 2007, officers working the HPD store front at 10201 Telephone were notified by the maintenance crew that two males who matched the suspects description had returned to the complex and were searching the crime scene area. The suspects left the area but were followed by the maintenance crew. HPD officers along with Precinct 7 Constables detained Nogess and Contreras a short distance from the complex. The suspects were transported to the Homicide Division and positively identified by a witness and later confessed to the incident.

Update:VHS/MES 3-30-07
GO/NJM 3-27-07
Inc# 044091607

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