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Update on Incident at 4900 Polk

June 14, 2005 -- Houston police have learned the identity of a man fatally stabbed in the 4900 block of Polk about 5:25 p.m. on June 10.

The victim, Manuel Martinez, 40, suffered multiple stab wounds to the chest and was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.

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 Transit 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, Martinez and Recio were involved in an ongoing dispute, which escalated into a physical altercation.

JFC/MES 6-14-05
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.