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Houston Police Department

Suspects Sought in Fatal Shooting at 5699 Beechnut

January 4, 2011 - Houston police are asking for the public's help in locating four suspects wanted in the the fatal shooting of a man at 5699 Beechnut about 6:20 p.m. last Friday (Dec. 31).

The victim, Saturnino Argueta, 57, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R.J. Blain and Senior Police Officer J.F. Robles reported:

Three Hispanic male suspects entered the convenience store at the above address and shot and robbed Mr. Argueta, a customer, while robbing the store.

Surveillance video shows the suspects arrived in a white two-toned Ford F-250 pickup truck with a front brush guard.  The driver of the vehicle remained inside the truck while the three suspects entered the convenience store.

No one else was injured in the robbery.

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

KJS/JFC   1-4-11
Inc. #181795510

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