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Update on Incident at 4313 Harrisburg / 500 Altic

June 10, 2005 -- Houston police are seeking the identity of a male who fatally shot one man and wounded another in the 500 block of Altic at Texas about 2:15 a.m. on May 29.

The shooter is wanted for questioning in the death of Jorge Alberto Olvera, 17, of 4320 Crites #2. He suffered a gunshot wound to the face and shoulder. The injured victim, Yoxiel Gallegos, 16, received a gunshot wound to the right arm and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. McStravick and Officer I.F. Flores reported:

It was originally believed an altercation took place at the intersection of Texas and Delmar. The driver of a white pickup truck with a black stripe got out of his vehicle and shot into Olvera's vehicle. The shooter drove off and Olvera drove into an apartment complex located at 4313 Harrisburg where he was pronounced dead.

During the follow-up investigation, Homicide Division Sergeant A. Carrillo and Officer H. Chavez determined the shooting occurred on Altic at Texas and discovered firearm evidence indicating such. Investigators re-interviewed Gallegos and another witness, and both admitted they were with Olvera when the shooting occurred. During the second interviews, both men admitted they (and Olvera) were going to rob the driver of the white pickup truck prior to the shooting.

Investigators are seeking information on the driver of the truck, described as a small white Dodge or Toyota. The driver (shooter) is described only as a Hispanic male in his 30s with medium length curly black hair.

Anyone with information on the shooter wanted for questioning in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update JFC/RMM 6-10-05
JGA 5-29-05

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