Argument at taco stand turns into fatal shooting, police search for suspect

Houston Police Department is on the lookout for a suspect who was involved in a shooting that turned deadly. The incident took place at a taco stand in northeast Houston. Late Tuesday night, a heated argument escalated into gunfire, resulting in the death of a young Hispanic man in his early 20s. The shooting occurred just before 10:30 p.m. outside Taqueria Las Aguilas on Mesa Drive near Tidwell.

According to witnesses, the victim engaged in a verbal altercation with another man at the taco stand window. The argument quickly escalated, potentially leading to a physical confrontation, until the assailant pulled out a firearm and shot multiple bullets at the victim. In an attempt to flee, the victim ran but eventually collapsed. The Houston Fire Department pronounced him dead at the scene.

Initial reports have indicated that the victim of the shooting was sitting in a car at the taco stand with his cousin before returning to the window. It was during this time that the argument with the suspect began. Upon reviewing security footage, authorities suspect that a drug deal may have gone awry between the victim and the suspect just moments before the shooting. Drugs were discovered inside the victim’s car.

The suspect is described as a black man between the ages of 19 and 25, with a medium afro and a thin build. At the time of the shooting, he was seen wearing a black shirt with white lettering, possibly paired with slacks and green boxers.

The Houston Police Department is urging anyone with information about the suspect or the incident to come forward. They are particularly interested in speaking with witnesses who were present at the taco stand during the altercation and subsequent shooting. The police department is working diligently to bring the perpetrator to justice and provide closure to the victim’s family.