UPDATE: Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 5959 Bissonnet
March 23, 2016 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 5959 Bissonnet that occurred about 8:45 p.m. on November 23.
The suspect, Arnold Castillo (H/m, 21), is charged with murder in the 339th State District Court. A photo of Castillo taken in October 2013 is attached to this news release.
The victim, Gerrardo De Los Santos, 23, of the above address, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
HPD Homicide Division Officers C. Elder and N. Sharp reported:
Mr. De Los Santos was walking back to his apartment at the above address when he was approached by unknown suspect(s) who attempted to fight. At some point, the suspect(s) fired shots and struck De Los Santos. HFD paramedics then transported him to the hospital.
Further investigation led to the identification of Castillo as a suspect in this case and he was subsequently charged in the death of De Los Santos.
Anyone with information on Castillo's whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
UPDATE: KJS/JFC 3-23-16
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