Information sought after driver fatally shot

October 7, 2010 10:12:49 AM PDT
A plea for help is issued from relatives of a man who was murdered while driving down a southwest Houston street. It happened late at night back in August. Police are looking to the public for leads. Casey Marquez, 28, was shot to death in his car at about 11:30pm on Friday, August 20. Police say he was with his two stepsons, ages 15 and 20. Marquez had just picked up the older boy from work and they were all on their way home when he was shot in the area of Bissonnet and Wilcrest.

Marquez lost control of his vehicle and stuck a tree, then flipped it over in the street. Police described what they know of what happened that night.

"A black, four-door sedan -- we don't know the make or model of it -- pulled up beside him," said Todd Tyler with the Houston Police Department. "The driver rolled the window down and said, 'Hey, you better watch yourself.' That driver was a black male, and had a fade haircut, kind of a heavyset face, appeared to be in his early to mid 20s. He then drove off, sped ahead of Casey. Seconds later shots were fired."

Cecilia Marquez, the victim's widow, said, "I'm asking for anybody's help to please call the Crime Stoppers so we can find the people who did this to my family. He took my husband away from me. He was a good, loving man."

The two stepsons are recovering from their physical injuries. The three had also stopped at a Chevron in the 11200 block of Bissonnet just prior to the shooting. Police are asking for the public's help for any information if you may have seen something that night.

You're asked to call 713-222-TIPS with any information. You can receive a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction and you can remain anonymous.


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