POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2020 Fatal Shooting at 1203 Elberta Street

June 24, 2022 - Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 1203 Elberta Street about 7:30 p.m. on January 19, 2020.

The suspect, Eric Zavala, 23, is charged with capital murder in the 263rd State District Court. A booking photo of Zavala is attached to this news release.

The victim, Edwin Alejandre, 19, was transported to Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased after suffering multiple gunshot wounds.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives R. Moss and E. May reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address. Witnesses reported hearing multiple gunshots and a vehicle crash. They then found Mr. Alejandre slumped over in his vehicle after it struck a nearby fence on private property. The witnesses stated two unknown suspects fled the scene on foot. Paramedics transported Alejandre to the hospital.

Further investigation identified Zavala as a suspect in this case and, on Thursday (June 23), he was arrested and charged for his role in the shooting.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

suspect Eric Zavala
suspect Eric Zavala

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.