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Incident at 4900 Polk

June 11, 2005 -- Houston and Metro Transit Authority police officers have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man at 4900 Polk about 5:25 p.m. on Friday (June 10).

The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. He suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect, Richard Marrquin Recio (H/m DOB: 6-16-65) was arrested at the scene and charged with murder in the 174th State District Court.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. J. Grysen and Officer D. R. Shorten reported:

Metro Police Department officers observed a fight in a parking lot at 4900 Polk. Once the males were separated, officers determined one had been stabbed. Metro officers called for an ambulance and the assistance of HPD officers. According to witnesses, the victim and Recio were involved in an ongoing dispute, which escalated into a physical altercation.

NJM/JFC 6/11/05

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