POLICE Department

Investigation into Assault at 1800 Runnels Street

June 19, 2020 - Houston police are investigating the assault of a woman that occurred at 1800 Runnels Street about 8 p.m. on Thursday (June 18).

The victim, Aura Aparicio, 58, suffered burns and was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officer K. Saulsberry reported:

Ms. Aparicio stated the suspect, her boyfriend who she knows only as "Cubito," threw some gasoline on her and set her on fire in their homeless camp at the above address.  Aparicio stated they had argued after the boyfriend accused her and another male of stealing from him.  Aparicio was transported to the hospital with second degree burns to her face, arm and hand.  

Anyone with additional information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JKS/JFC 6-19-20
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.