Investigation into Shooting at 13400 Monarch
March 29, 2010 - Houston police are investigating the shooting of a male at 13400 Monarch about 4:30 a.m. on Saturday (Mar. 27).
The victim, Ernesto Alonzo, 38, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.E. Elliott and Senior Police Officer A. Mares reported:
Mr. Alonzo was seen inside a bar on Monarch Road and then later seen running outside the bar with a group of males chasing him. Witnesses reported hearing several gunshots and Alonzo was found collapsed in a nearby ditch. The suspects fled in an unknown vehicle.
The suspects are described only as unknown black males.
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.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.