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Published on May 10, 2024
Manhunt in Houston for Suspect Charged in Aggravated Assault on Market StreetSource: City of Houston Website

A manhunt is underway for a suspect accused of gunning down a man during the wee hours of Tuesday morning at a Market Street apartment complex, causing residents to reel from the sudden outbreak of violence in their midst.

Arturo Loredo-Gutierrez, 42, with charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon hanging over his head, remains at large after the shooting at 5644 Market Street around 1:05 a.m., in which a 20-year-old man was critically wounded and later stabilized at an area hospital, as reported by the City of Houston News Release.

The authorities arrived on the scene following the shooting call and found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detective V. Garza. The investigation revealed an argument between Loredo-Gutierrez and the victim occurred prior to the shooting. Fleeing on foot, the suspect has disappeared, leaving authorities scrambling to pinpoint his whereabouts.

The man, Loredo-Gutierrez, is believed to have fled the scene after the shooting, and investigators have charged him, after being consulted by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. A 2023 booking photo of the fugitive was shared in conjunction with the announcement of the charges. The Harris County District Attorney's Office was consulted in Loredo-Gutierrez's charging for his alleged involvement in the shooting.

Houston police have called upon the public for assistance, urging anyone with knowledge of Arturo Loredo-Gutierrez's whereabouts or details concerning the case to reach out to HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800. Those wishing to remain anonymous may convey tips to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.