Update on Incident at 6333 Windswept #79

May 15, 2007 - Charges have been filed against a suspect identified in the fatal shooting of a man at 6333 Windswept # 79 on December 16, 2005.

Fernando Arzate Torres (H/m, DOB 1-22-83), is charged with murder in the 174th State District Court.

The victim, Omar Gutierrez Aviles, 27, of 6333 Windswept, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Torres and Officer S. Straughter reported:

Mr. Aviles was in his apartment when he got into a confrontation with several unknown suspects. The victim was shot once in the upper abdomen. At that time, the identity of the wanted suspect was unknown.

On Friday (May 11), HPD Homicide Division investigators identified the wanted suspect as Fernando Arzate Torres and charged him with murder. Torres is currently in Harris County Jail on an unrelated charge.

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