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Incident on 3418 Memel

November 17, 2006 -- Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman at 3418 Memel about 2:35 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 16).

The suspect, Adan Covarrubias (H/m, DOB 3/28/77), is accused in the murder of his common-law wife, Socorro Angel, 25, who suffered gunshot wounds. He was questioned at HPD Headquarters at 1200 Travis and taken into custody late Thursday night.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Walker and Officer T. Hufstedler reported:

HFD firefighters responded to a house fire at 3418 Memel and found Ms. Angel's body inside the residence, after the fire was extinguished. Follow-up investigations by HPD Homicide and HFD Arson investigators determined Angel had been shot, and the fire had been intentionally set. Statements were obtained from several witnesses, including Covarrubias, and those statements led to his arrest.

NJM/JFC 11/17/06
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