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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 09/24/2018

2nd UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 89 Casa Grande


A suspect charged and wanted in the fatal shooting of a juvenile female at 89 Casa Grande about 10:45 p.m. on Sept. 12 is in custody.

The suspect, Irbin Vargas (H/m, 22), charged with murder in the 232nd State District Court, was arrested on Saturday (Sept. 22).  A booking photo of Vargas is attached to this news release.

The victim is identified as Lourdes Sandoval, 16.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants K. Daignault and C. Duncan reported:

Ms. Sandoval was shot as she was walking along the street at the above address.  A caller stated a male suspect shot her and then fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.

Paramedics transported Sandoval to Houston Northwest Hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation identified Vargas as the suspect in this case and charges were filed against him on Sept. 14.  On Saturday (Sept. 22), Vargas surrendered to members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force without incident.  

2nd Update JFC/VHS  9-24-18
Update JFC/VHS  9-14-18
JFC/VHS   9-13-18
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