Man wanted in shooting death of Houston man

Published On: Jun 17 2013 09:45:03 AM CDT
HOUSTON -

Police said charges have been filed against the man wanted in the fatal shooting of another man.

Houston police said the shooting occurred in the 9400 block of Richmond Avenue around 4:30 p.m. on June 11. 

Officials said the suspect, 27-year-old Mauricio Ernesto Arevalo, is charged with murder. He’s accused of killing of Kevin Moncada, 23.

Police said Moncada was with several friends in a parking lot on Richmond Aveune when he was approached by Arevalo, a man he knew.

According to authorities, one of Moncada's friends immediately approached Arevalo and tried to calm him down.  Arevalo ignored the friend's pleas, got out of his vehicle and shot Moncada several times. Arevalo drove away and Moncada died at the scene. 

Houston police said upon further investigation, they determined that on June 1, Moncada and Arevalo got into a fight in which Arevalo punched Moncada in the face.  After the fight, Arevalo continued to threaten Moncada with bodily harm and death.  

Police are asking for help as they try to locate Arevalo.

Anyone with information on where he is should call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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