Houston Police Department
Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 8282 Bellaire Boulevard

October 28, 2013 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 8282 Bellaire Boulevard about 4:10 a.m. on October 15.

The suspect, Alain Paredes-Ruiz (H/m, DOB: 5-26-83), is charged with murder in the 177th State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Wilfredo Salinas Reyes, 34, of Houston, who died at the scene.

A photo of Paredes-Ruiz is not available for release at this time.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Tolls and Senior Police Officer R. Cervantes:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the "Casa Blanca" club at the above address. When officers arrived, HFD paramedics were on scene and had pronounced Mr. Reyes deceased.

An initial investigation determined Reyes was inside the club with his common-law wife and several other witnesses when Reyes got into a disturbance. Reyes and others in his group were then escorted out of the club. Once outside, Reyes and a male suspect got into an argument. The suspect then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at Reyes and his group. The suspect then retreated to his vehicle, got in and drove toward where Reyes was standing. The suspect stopped and both individuals again argued. During the argument, the suspect shot Reyes.

The suspect, described only as a Hispanic male, fled the scene in a silver Mercedes.

Further investigation and witness statements identified Paredes-Ruiz as the suspect in this case. Investigators obtained information that Paredes-Ruiz traveled to California with the intent to flee the country. Paredes-Ruiz instead turned himself in to a fire department substation in Carlsbad, California, and was subsequently arrested by Carlsbad Police Department officers. He remains in the San Diego County Jail in Vista, California, awaiting extradition back to Texas. Paredes-Ruiz has admitted to investigators his role in Reyes' death.

Update: VHS/JFC 10-28-13
VHS/KJS 10-15-13
Inc. #129223713

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