UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 1200 Gulf Freeway

Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 1200 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) about 10:15 p.m. on May 19.

The suspect, Eduardo Gomez, Jr., 17, is charged with murder in the 178th State District Court. A booking photo of Gomez is attached to this news release.

He is accused in the death of Juan Gerardo Banda Reyes, 43, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Duncan and Detective K. Lovelace reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Banda Reyes lying on the side of the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds. Houston Fire Department paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene.

A witness told officers a dark pickup truck (unknown make and model) was seen fleeing the scene after the shooting.

Further investigation identified Gomez as a suspect in this case and, last Friday (May 26), Gomez turned himself in and was subsequently booked into the Harris County Jail.

Eduardo Gomez, Jr.

Update: JKS/JFC 5-30-23
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