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Incident at 6011 Dashwood

June 18, 2005 -- Houston police have arrested a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a man at 6011 Dashwood about 3:50 p.m. Friday (June 17).

The deceased victim has been identified as Fernando Rivas, 32, of 6011 Dashwood. He suffered a stab wound to the neck and was transported Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect, Oscar Oviera, (H/m DOB: 3-8-68) was arrested at the scene and charged with murder in the 176th State District Court.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants L.J. Baimbridge and G. Gonzales reported:

Several men were repairing the parking lot of an apartment complex at 6011 Dashwood when the suspect, Oscar Oviera, who was apparently intoxicated, approached them and began cursing at the men. Oviera stated that he was going to his apartment to get a gun and when he returned, he had a large kitchen knife in his hand. The victim, Fernando Rivas, attempted to calm the suspect down and was standing with his hands raised in the air when Oviera stabbed him once in the neck. After the stabbing of Mr. Rivas, Oviera chased and attempted to stab a second male. Several witnesses at the scene chased the suspect and held him until police arrived.

NJM/JFC 6/18/05

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