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Houston Police Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 5400 Caplin

December 13, 2010 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 5400 Caplin about 8 a.m. last Friday (Dec. 10).

The victim, Jony Josue Benitez-Lopez, 26, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.C. Padilla and Senior Police Officer R.L. Bolton reported:

A citizen driving in the 5400 block of Caplin saw what appeared to be a body lying in the grass just off the roadway and called police. Responding officers found Mr. Lopez dead from a gunshot wound.

Further investigation led police to a second crime scene located at 2200 Harwell. There, investigators found items inside a Ford Explorer belonging to Mr. Lopez.

There is no known motive for the shooting.

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

KJS/JFC 12-13-10
Inc. #172207910

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