Murder-Suicide Investigation at 8501 Broadway

May 26, 2009 - Houston police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide involving a man and a woman at 8501 Broadway #1114 about 3:30 a.m. today (May 26). 

The female victim, Fortunata Aguirre Cardenas, 33, of the above address, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.  A male, identified as Juan Perez, suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and was also pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. M. De La Cruz and Senior Police Officer J. Selvera reported: 

Southeast patrol officers responded to a shooting call at 8501 Broadway and found Ms. Cardenas and Mr. Perez had been shot inside the apartment.  Four children, ages four to 12, were present during the shooting and ran to a neighbor’s apartment to get help.  According to the children, their father shot their mother and then shot himself.  The children were not injured in this incident.  One pistol was recovered at the scene. 

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600. 

Inc. #076003609


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