POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting Investigation at 7418 Satsuma Street

August 7, 2019 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man found at 7418 Satsuma Street about 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 6).

The suspect, David Cruz (H/m, 28), is charged with murder in the 180th State District Court.  A booking photo of Cruz is attached to this news release.

The victim, Christian Tristan, 27, of the above address, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants S. Murdock and H. Hay reported:

Cruz told a family member he accidentally shot Mr. Tristan on Monday evening (Aug. 5).  A family member notified police on Tuesday and officers arrived to the residence at the above address and found Tristan deceased with a gunshot wound to the head.

Cruz was taken into custody and subsequently charged in the incident.

David Cruz
David Cruz

JFC 8-7-19
Inc. #100837619

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