POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 7900 Creekbend

June 26, 2017 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 7900 Creekbend about 1:50 p.m. last Friday (June 23).

The suspect, Juan Contreras (H/m, 31), is charged with murder in the 228th State District Court for his role in the killing of Miguel A. Marquez, 38.  

A photo of suspect Contreras is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Officers G. Sullivan and D. Stark reported:
Officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Marquez sitting inside a vehicle with apparent gunshot wounds to his chest.  Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.  

Investigators learned there was a dispute between Marquez and an ex-husband of a witness that led to the shooting.  Contreras was later identified and charged, and a weapon was recovered as evidence.

Juan Contreras
Juan Contreras

JFC/VHS   6-26-17
Inc #079406317

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