Manhunt Initiated: 19-Year-Old Suspect Wanted in Pearland Shooting
Negrete is wanted on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and authorities consider him armed and dangerous.
Surveillance and Interviews: Identification of David Negrete
Through a combination of surveillance footage and interviews with witnesses and victims, the police identified Negrete as the primary suspect.
He is believed to be involved in the shooting that resulted in the death of a child and injuries to four others.
Victims and Investigation: Innocent Bystanders and Ongoing Inquiries
Among the victims, three have been described as innocent bystanders, while two individuals aged 16 and 18 are still under investigation to determine their involvement in the incident.
The injured include a 14-year-old girl, a 37-year-old man, and a ten-year-old child who did not survive.
Texas Crimestoppers Reward: $15,000 for Information Leading to Arrest
Following the release of Negrete’s name, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that Texas Crimestoppers is offering a $15,000 reward for any information that leads to Negrete’s arrest. The 19-year-old has also been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list.
Sunday’s Incident: Chaos at Cole’s Flea Market
The incident unfolded around 5:34 pm on Sunday when the police were dispatched to Cole’s Flea Market after reports of shots fired. Five victims were located and taken to local hospitals, with a ten-year-old boy tragically pronounced dead.
Investigation Details: Handguns Found, Possible Additional Suspects
Preliminary investigations revealed that two Hispanic male subjects were involved in the altercation, with at least two handguns found at the scene.
The police suspect the involvement of at least one or two more individuals who had handguns and fired during the incident.
Plea for Information: Pearland Police and Governor’s Statement
Authorities urge anyone with information on Negrete’s whereabouts or details about the shooting to contact the Pearland Police Department Tip Line or the Brazoria County Crime Stoppers. Governor Abbott expressed condolences, stating that Texas mourns the loss of a precious child and offering support to the injured victims.
Ongoing Investigation: Pearland Police’s Criminal Investigations Division
The Pearland Police Department emphasizes that the case is an ongoing investigation led by their Criminal Investigations Division.
As the search for Negrete intensifies, they appeal to the public to provide crucial information to aid in the apprehension of the suspect.