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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal 2020 Shooting at on South Loop East

HOUSTON – Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 8040 South Loop East (South Interstate Highway 610 East) that occurred about 8:45 p.m. on October 21, 2020.  

27-year-old Giovani Montiel was charged with murder.

Giovani Montiel

He is accused in the killing of Alejandro Ocanas, 25.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives D. Higgs and Officer E. Martinez reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at the above address and found Mr. Ocanas inside his vehicle and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Houston Fire Department paramedics transported Ocanas to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation identified Montiel as a suspect in this case and, on Tuesday (April 7), he was charged for his role in Ocanas’ death.  Montiel is currently in the Harris County Jail on an unrelated charge.


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