Incident at 5803 Fondren

September 20, 2007 - One of two men shot at 5803 Fondren about 12:55 a.m. on August 23, 2007, has died from his injuries.

The victim, German Armando Hernandez, 28, of 9401 Beechnut #514, died at Ben Taub General Hospital on September 14. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds. A second man, Cesar Arturo Campos, 26, remains at Ben Taub General Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to his right side and both legs. He is expected to recover from his injuries.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T.R. Hernandez and Officer X. Avila reported:
On August 23, the two victims and a friend drove up to the Shell gas station / convenience store at 5803 Fondren. Mr. Campos went into the store as the two others stayed in their vehicle. When Campos exited the store, he noticed his two friends standing outside the vehicle and angry at two males in a green Chevrolet truck parked in the service station.
The friend told Campos the two males showed they had pistols, yelled at them and made hand gestures towards them.

When Campos, Mr. Hernandez and his friend approached the green truck to confront the males, the two suspects got out of the truck with guns in their hands and started shooting. The two suspects fired multiple shots and wounded Campos and Hernandez. The suspects then got into their truck to circle the parking lot looking for Campos and Hernandez's
friend. The friend managed to run and jump over a fence into an adjoining apartment complex as the suspects were firing shots at him. He was not struck by the gunfire.

The two suspects are only described as young Hispanic males, about 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 7 inches tall and each weighing about 160 pounds. One has a darker complexion than the other male. Both appeared to be wearing western style clothing. Their truck was a 1990s model, single cab, green Chevrolet.

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

JFC/JGA 9-20-07
Inc #124400207

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