Incident at 7298 Kings Gate Circle

September 24, 2007 - Charges have been filed against a wanted suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at 7298 Kings Gate Circle about 4 a.m. on Sunday (September 23).

The victim’s identity is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office. He sustained a gunshot wound to the rib cage and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect, Jose Alvarado Valasquez (H/m, DOB: 9/18/68), is charged with murder in the 179th State District Court. His photo is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Anthony and Officer R. Chappell reported:

Witnesses stated they heard gunshots around the area around 4 a.m. The victim was found in the parking lot lying face up with a pistol nearby. A search of the area revealed that more than one gun fired numerous shots.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jose Alvarado Valasquez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JGA/VHS 9-24-07

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