Houston Police Department
UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 9500 Beechnut

January 11, 2012 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 9500 Beechnut about 2:35 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2011. 

The suspect, Alexander Perez (H/m, DOB: 11-7-93), is charged with murder in the 183rd State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Marcos Juarez, 18, of Houston, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A photo of suspect Perez is not avaialble for release at this time, pending further investigation.

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

Mr. Juarez was at the above location when a male and female drove up in a white Ford pickup truck.  The male suspect then approached Juarez, shot him and fled the scene in the pickup, driven by the female, northbound on Corporate Drive.   A second unidentified male was with Juarez at the time of the shooting, but fled the scene before police arrived.

Further investigation and witness statements identified Perez as the suspect in this case and he was subsequently arrested.  The female driver of the pickup truck was questioned by investigators and released.

Update: VHS/JFC  1-11-12
VHS/JKS  12-5-11
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