Charges Filed in Fatal Shooting at 10000 Club Creek #305

October 20, 2008 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 10000 Club Creek #305 about 4:55 a.m. on Friday (Oct. 17).

The suspect, Israel Tonati Zuniga-Duarte (H/m, DOB: 1-31-86), is charged with murder in the 176th State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Rene Cortez Ramirez, 23, of Houston. Ramirez suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P. Motard and Senior Police Officer C. Abbondandolo reported:

Zuniga-Duarte called police to report that his roommate, Mr. Ramirez, arrived at their apartment with a gunshot wound. Patrol officers arrived and found Ramirez unresponsive and called HFD personnel. Zuniga-Duarte told officers several accounts of what happened between he and Ramirez, then admitted to struggling over a pistol during an argument the two had about sex. At some point during the struggle, Ramirez was shot.

Zuniga-Duarte was taken into custody at the scene.

Inc. #153538108

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