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Suspect Sought in Fatal Shooting at 1400 Gale

September 27, 2010 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man found in the 1400  block of Gale about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday (Sept. 25). 

The suspect, Margarito Mata Venegas (H/m, DOB: 2-22-79), is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court.  He is accused in the killing of Adam Ortega, 41, of Houston.  Mr. Ortega suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Venegas is not in custody at this time. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Rohling and Officer B. Oxspring reported:  

Patrol officers responded to a shooting in the 1400 block of Gale and found Mr. Ortega deceased.  Further investigation and witness statements identified Venegas as the suspect in this case. 

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


VHS/JFC 9-27-10
Inc. #137055410 


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