A neighborly dispute

Adam Ortega, 41, Bayou Body Count No. 229

A dispute between neighbors on the north side ended up with one man dead and another on the run, police say.

Margarito Mata Venegas, 31, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his neighbor, Adam Ortega, 41, in an incident that occurred about 8:30 Saturday night in the 1500 block of Gale.

Police say the two had a long-running dispute and Venegas shot Ortega and then fled.

Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Venegas is urged to contact HPD's Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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