POLICE Department

Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 6700 Westover

May 8, 2017 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man and an assault on a peace officer that occurred at 6700 Westover at about 12:10 a.m. last Friday (May 5).

The suspect, Angel "Fat Angel" Lopez (H/m, 18), is charged with murder and aggravated assault against a public servant in the 174th State District Court and is currently at-large.  A March 2017 photo of Lopez is attached to this news release.

Lopez is accused in the death of Joshua Reyes, 17, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Brooks and C. Cegielski reported:

Mr. Reyes and Lopez were in the street in the 6700 block of Westover when they got into an argument over money and drugs.  The argument escalated and Lopez pulled a handgun and fired multiple shots at Reyes.  Lopez then attempted to flee in a gray Nissan Sentra.  An HPD officer was nearby when he heard the gunshots and drove in the direction of the shooting.  As he drove towards the shooting, in a marked police vehicle, he attempted to catch up with Lopez in the Nissan.  As Lopez slowed for a sharp curve in the road, he pointed his handgun out of the driver's window in the direction of the officer.  The officer slowed and was able to take evasive action.  Lopez continued to flee at a high rate of speed.  The Nissan was recovered several hours later.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of suspect Angel Lopez or with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Angel Lopez
Angel Lopez

JKS/JFC   5-8-17
Inc. #056069817

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.