Unidentified Alleged Car Thief, Bayou Body Count No. 185

Jesus Alaniz: Charged in car burglary where an accomplice died.
Jesus Alaniz: Charged in car burglary where an accomplice died.
Photo by HPD

The fatal shooting of a man allegedly trying to break into a car on the southeast side will be sent to a grand jury to determine charges, Houston police say.

The victim's name has not been released, pending notification of family. He was shot about 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the 10900 block of Gulf Valley.

Police say a second suspect, Jesus Valentine Alaniz, 20, has been charged with burglary of a motor vehicle.

The man who shot the victim says he was told that three men were trying to break into his fiancée's car, HPD says.

"The citizen told officers when he confronted the suspects and ordered them to stop, one of them made a suspicious move," police say. "The citizen stated that he feared for his life and discharged his firearm."


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