July 18, 2013 - Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 2700 North Freeway about 2:10 a.m. on June 30.
The suspects, Matthew Longoria (H/m, DOB: 9-12-93) and Richard Longoria (H/m, DOB: 4-13-90) are charged with murder in the 338th State District Court. Photos of the two males, who are brothers, are not available for release at this time pending further investigation. They are accused in the killing of Jesus Geraldo Solis, 39, of Houston.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Versluis, Senior Police Officers B. Evans, T. Miller and Officers R. Nunez and J. Rexroad reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to an assault in-progress call at Vara's Sports Bar at the above address. According to witnesses, three male suspects entered the bar and attempted to force a female to dance with one of them. Another person at the bar (Solis) intervened and told the suspects the female had a boyfriend at the bar. One of the suspects then exited the bar, went to a vehicle and retrieved a handgun. The suspect went back inside the bar, confronted Solis and then shot him in the leg. When Solis attempted to walk away, the suspect again approached him and shot him several times. Solis collapsed and died at the scene.
The suspects, described only as three Hispanic males, fled the scene in a silver sedan of unknown make or model.
Further investigation led to the identities of Matthew and Richard Longoria as suspects in this case. They were arrested on Monday (July 15) without incident. The investigation is ongoing and information on other suspects is being sought.
Anyone with information on other suspects in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update JFC/KJS 7-18-13
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