POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 7504 Lyons Avenue

April 2, 2021 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another man at 7504 Lyons Avenue about 12:10 a.m. on March 13.  

The suspect, Shawn Paul Rodriguez (H/m, 32), is charged with murder in the 337th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Cruz Antonio Perez, 30.  The second victim, Jose Juan Perez, 37, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.  

A booking photo of Rodriguez is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Arrington and Detective A. Dudley reported:

A preliminary investigation indicates that two men began arguing outside the bar at the above address.  The argument led to a physical altercation and then a shooting.  Paramedics were called and pronounced one victim, later identified as Cruz Antonio Perez, deceased and transported the other victim, Jose Juan Perez, to a hospital.

Further investigation identified Rodriguez as the shooter in this case.  He was taken into custody on Wednesday (March 31) without incident. 

Shawn Paul Rodriguez
Shawn Paul Rodriguez

Update: VHS/KJS 4-2-21
JFC/KJS 3-15-21
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