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Houston Police Investigating Fatal Shooting of 21-Year-Old Christopher Arellano; Suspect Still at Large

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 5, 2023 – The Houston Police Department (HPD) is investigating the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man, identified as Christopher Arellano, at 7127 Alder Drive at approximately 5:05 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 2. Arellano was pronounced deceased on Sunday, Sept. 3, after being transported to a local hospital by a private vehicle.

According to reports, patrol officers responded to a shooting call at a business at the aforementioned address. Witnesses informed the officers that Arellano was working on a car when an unknown suspect opened fire, striking him multiple times. The suspect subsequently fled the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as an Hispanic male, approximately 6 feet tall with a slim build, wearing a black hoodie and khaki pants. At this time, there is no known motive for the shooting.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident or the suspect to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600. Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

The investigation is ongoing, and further updates will be provided as more information becomes available. The Houston Police Department remains committed to solving this case and enhancing the safety of the community.

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