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Capital-Murder Charges Filed Regarding Previously Unidentified Victim Gustavo Cardenas, 26; Alleged Drug Deal Gone Bad

Houston police have identified the victim of an August 17 murder and announced that four suspects have been arrested in connection with it.

Gustavo Cardenas, 26, was shot and killed in the 7200 block of Bellerive on the southwest side about 6 p.m. August 17.

"Mr. Cardenas was visiting an apartment with two friends at the above location in order to sell a large amount of marijuana to the suspects," HPD says. "The suspects attempted to rob Cardenas and his friends for the narcotics. During the robbery, Cardenas was shot one time. "

Four people were arrested; who pulled the trigger on the fatal shot has yet to be determined.

The defendants include Kristane Nikold Samuel-Curry, 20; Jerry Dwight Shinard, 22; Jereale Raashard Holmes, 20; and Jamal Joyner, 20.

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