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Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Stabbing at 6739 Fairway #7

February 7, 2011 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal stabbing of a man at 6739 Fairway #7 about 3:10 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 6).

Angel F. Cantu (H/m, DOB: 1-18-92) is charged with murder in the 182nd State District Court. A photo of Cantu is attached to this news release.

The male victim, 28, of Houston, suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers D.W. Arnold and C.T. Hufstedler reported:

Houston police officers responded to a reported stabbing at the above address where they discovered the victim had been stabbed several times.

Further investigation led to the arrest of two juvenile males who are charged with stealing the victim's pickup truck. Those juveniles told police they were with Cantu inside his apartment, along with the victim, when Cantu and the victim began arguing about money the victim owed Cantu. Cantu began beating the victim, and at some point, the victim attempted to jump out of the apartment through a closed window. Cantu stopped the victim from fleeing and stabbed him several times with a knife, killing him.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Angel Cantu is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Suspect Angel Cantu

KJS/JFC 2-7-11

Inc. #15800411

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