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Incident at 7506 Clarewood

December 24, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the apparent suicide of an aggravated assault suspect at 7506 Clarewood about 12:15 a.m. today (Dec. 24).

The suspect is identified as Julio Lemus, 29, of 7506 Clarewood #102. He suffered a gunshot wound to the mouth. The cause of death is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. McStravick and Officer B.D. Evans reported:

Julio Lemus and his wife were involved in a domestic dispute when he assaulted her by striking her in the back of the head with a rifle. After the altercation, Lemus walked away and his wife sought the assistance from neighbors who call HPD officers and HFD paramedics. Witnesses, who reported hearing a single gunshot prior to officers' arrival, found Lemus' body on the ground in the front parking lot of the apartment complex. A rifle was lying next to the body. HFD paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

NJM 12-24-05
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.