Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7003 Bissonnet

April 30, 2013 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 7003 Bissonnet about 9 p.m. on Monday (April 29).

The victim, Lazaro Rivas-Opico, 22, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Torres and Officers V. McLean, D. Fontenot and N. Rosenblatt reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting in-progress call at the Oaks of Bissonnet Apartments at the above address. Officers arrived and found Mr. Rivas-Opico deceased from several gunshot wounds. According to witnesses, an unknown suspect was seen leaving the complex in a dark colored four-door sedan immediately after the shooting.

At this time, there is no known motive for the shooting.

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.

VHS/JKS 4-30-13
Inc. #052564113

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