Houston Police Department
Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Assault at 6345 Windswept

February 23, 2015 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal assault of a man at 6345 Windswept about 7:30 a.m. on February 11.

The suspect, Andre DeWayne Buford, Jr. (b/m, 26), is charged with capital murder in the 177th State District Court for his role in the killing of Pascal Tambriz Ixcaqpap, 53, of the above address. A photo of suspect Buford is attached to this news release.

suspect Andre DeWayne Buford

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. Murdock and Senior Police Officer B. Evans reported:

Mr. Ixcaqpap was walking along a trail adjacent to a canal at the above address when he was approached by Buford. Buford, armed with a baseball bat, attempted to rob Ixcaqpap. When Ixcaqpap did not comply, Buford struck the victim several times with the bat. Witnesses then began to approach the area and Buford fled the scene on foot. HFD paramedics transported Ixcaqpap to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead six days later (Feb. 17).

Buford was arrested later the same day of the above incident (Feb. 11) when he attempted to commit the same offense at a nearby restaurant. He is charged with aggravated robbery in that case.

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