Jose Azua, 16, Bayou Body Count No. 27

Sixteen-year-old Jose Azua was simply slinging tacos at an outdoor stand Wednesday night in north Harris County when he came face to face with a guy holding a gun.

It wasn't long until the Harris County Sheriff's Office got a call about a shooting.

When deputies arrived, they found Azua had been shot to death. His body was still inside the taco stand, located on the 11400 block of Eastex Freeway.

Azua's mother told detectives that her son worked there part-time and that she stopped by the stand at around 9 p.m. to check on him. She was the one, authorities say, who first found Azua's body.

Investigators say robbery seems to be the motive but do not have any suspects.

Anyone with information about this case can call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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