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Teen Charged in Houston Shooting; Second Suspect At Large

HOUSTON, July 14, 2024 – Jesus Ventura Lopez, 17, has been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon following a shooting incident at 7400 Walker Street around 9:10 a.m. on Sunday. The 57-year-old victim was critically injured and is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital. According to HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division patrol officers responded to a call at a residence near the incident location and found the victim with a gunshot wound. Houston Fire Department paramedics quickly transported him to the hospital. The initial investigation revealed that the victim was outside his residence when he was shot by an unknown assailant, who then fled in an unidentified vehicle. Further investigation led to the identification and arrest of Lopez ...
67-Year-Old Suspect Confesses to Fatally Stabbing Woman in Houston
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67-Year-Old Suspect Confesses to Fatally Stabbing Woman in Houston

HOUSTON, July 15, 2024 – Ralph Sample, 67, has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of Paulette Francis, 62. The incident occurred at 8435 Tidwell Road around 2:55 p.m. on Monday. Houston Police Department (HPD) officers discovered Francis unresponsive, covered by blankets, following a report of a deceased person at the location. Houston Fire Department paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. An investigation revealed that Francis had sustained multiple stab wounds. A witness who visited the location to check on Francis found her unresponsive, leading to further investigation. Sample, the victim's partner, was identified as the suspect. He was arrested on Wednesday (July 17) following a separate incident and confessed to his involvement in Francis’...
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Police believe a man who murdered a woman may have fled to Mexico

HOUSTON, July 18, 2024 – Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman. The shooting occurred in the 11900 block of 7th Street at approximately 1:15 p.m. on April 21, 2024. Back in April, HPD was called after a report of a shooting. There, they found the victim, Rosenda Garcia Hernandez unresponsive in her vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Houston Fire Department. According to the Houston Police Department's Homicide Division, witnesses stated at the time that a man walked up to Garcia Hernandez's vehicle before shooting multiple times into the vehicle. He then fled the scene and was driving a Jeep Renegade SUV with black wheels. The man was later identified by inves...
Avelo Airlines departed for the first time from Houston on Friday
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Avelo Airlines departed for the first time from Houston on Friday

HOUSTON, June 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ – Avelo Airlines took off today for the first time from Houston, where the carrier was founded and operates its national Support Center. The airline's first Houston flight will inaugurate nonstop service between H-Town's most convenient airport – William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) – and Southern Connecticut's most convenient airport – Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN). Avelo is the only airline offering nonstop service from the city of Houston to the state of Connecticut. BURBANK, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 28: Avelo Airlines takes off with first flight between Burbank and Santa Rosa at Hollywood Burbank Airport on April 28, 2021 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Avelo Air) Avelo will operate this route twice weekly on Mondays and Fr...
Unattended Cooking Sends One to Hospital After Home Catches Fire
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Unattended Cooking Sends One to Hospital After Home Catches Fire

HOUSTON, TEXAS - April 29, 2024 - One person was hospitalized following a house fire caused by unattended cooking on Sunday afternoon. The fire occurred in the 1300 block of Ruthven St., 77019, at approximately 4:15 p.m. According to the Houston Fire Department, the resident was able to escape the home before firefighters arrived but was taken to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation. HFD estimates the damage to the home to be about $100,000.
Potential Chop Shop Raided by the Houston Police Department
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Potential Chop Shop Raided by the Houston Police Department

HOUSTON - In what witnesses are describing as a"chop shop" operation was just raided by the Houston Police Department in the 1700 block of Skinner in north Houston. According to one of our Facebook followers who sent in the above picture, there were a lot of cars in the lot as well as several law enforcement officers and tow trucks. We are working to gather more information and will update what we learn here, so be sure to check back for updated information.
HPD Officers shoot suspect who opened  door and fired at Officers at a Houston Apartment Complex near Downtown
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HPD Officers shoot suspect who opened door and fired at Officers at a Houston Apartment Complex near Downtown

HOUSTON – A suspect was fatally shot by Houston Police Department officers after opening fire on them at an apartment complex north of downtown on Friday. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. at 1250 Leona Street, where officers were responding to an assault call. Photo sent in by Subscriber According to Executive Chief Tien of the Houston Police Department via a media briefing posted to X , the officers approached the specified apartment and made their presence known by knocking on the door and ringing the doorbell. A man inside the apartment responded by opening the door slightly and firing shots toward the officers. The officers returned fire, sought cover, and called for additional support, treating the situation as a case involving a barricaded suspect. https://twitter.co...
Man charged after shooting taco truck employee in southwest Houston
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Man charged after shooting taco truck employee in southwest Houston

HOUSTON - Charges have been filed against Jeremy Scott Hartman, 19, in connection with a shooting that occurred on November 3, 2022, at approximately 9:40 p.m. at 8700 South Braeswood Boulevard. Hartman is charged with aggravated assault-serious bodily injury in the 178th State District Court. The incident left a 19-year-old male victim critically injured and hospitalized. Houston Police Department (HPD) Major Assaults & Family Violence Division reported that HPD patrol officers, responding to a shooting call, found the victim inside a taco truck in a parking lot at the stated address. The victim had suffered a gunshot wound and was promptly transported to the hospital by Houston Fire Department paramedics. Investigations revealed that a dark gray, four-door Cadillac was involve...
HPD: Lakewood Church shooter had “Palestine” sticker on her AR-15
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HPD: Lakewood Church shooter had “Palestine” sticker on her AR-15

HOUSTON - February 12, 2024 - In the aftermath of the tragic shooting at Lakewood Church on February 11, 2024, a press briefing was held today, providing new details about the incident and the measures being taken in response. Mayor Sylvester Turner emphasized a commitment to full transparency in the investigation, noting that mental health issues may have played a role. The shooter was neutralized by a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) officer and a Houston Police Department (HPD) officer, hailed as heroes by the community. Mayor Turner urged the public to support first responders and keep the injured in their prayers, announcing increased security around places of worship. Chief Troy Finner of the HPD provided an update on the victims: a 7-year-old boy remains in critica...
Man shot and killed under freeway overpass in Northeast Harris County
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Man shot and killed under freeway overpass in Northeast Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A man was fatally shot in northeast Harris County after an altercation that occurred on Saturday around 6 p.m. The incident took place in the 5200 block of Aldine Mail Route, in the U-turn lane underneath the Eastex Freeway. According to Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, the confrontation began when a man, later identified as the victim, exited a Ford Explorer and approached a light-colored sedan. The initial altercation involved the victim striking the male driver of the sedan. In response, the driver of the sedan retrieved a pistol and fired at the man, striking him. The victim, estimated to be around 30 years old, was transported to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The shooter fled the scene following the incident. Additionally, a one-year-old child w...