POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 5877 South Gessner Road

November 15, 2021 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 5877 South Gessner Road about 1:30 a.m. on Saturday (November 13).

The suspect, Julio Noches-Cerna (H/m, 46), is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 178th State District Court.  A booking photo of Noches-Cerna, with injuries sustained in the incident prior to officers' arrival, is attached to this news release.

Both victims were transported to an area hospital.  The first victim, Boris Jackson Colindres-Herrera, 34, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and was pronounced deceased.  The second victim, Gustov Blanda, 40, suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was transported to a hospital in critical condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Sergeant W. Reyes and C. Brown reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a reported shooting at a business at the above address.  Upon arrival, they found Misters Colindres-Herrera and Blanda had been shot.  The suspect, Noches-Cerna, was detained at the scene and transported to an area hospital with injuries.  He was subsequently released and charged for his role in this incident.

Julio Noches-Cerna
Julio Noches-Cerna

KJS/JFC  11-15-21
Inc. #152654621


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