Heights Snapchat shooting suspect spends Thanksgiving in court

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Heights Snapchat shooting suspect appears in court

The suspect arrested in a shooting in the Heights that was posted on Snapchat lost his job due to the case.

Details of 22-year-old Edwin Ospino's arrest were revealed during a hearing in Harris County Probable Cause Court on Thanksgiving Day.

The day before, Ospino was arrested on a warrant stemming from a Crime Stoppers tip that specifically named him as the person seen firing a handgun in a widely circulated Snapchat post.

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Ospino, who is being charged with deadly conduct and discharging a firearm into a building or vehicle, had bond set at $20,000. His public defender lobbied for a lower bond amount since he is responsible for a child.

In court, prosecutors said officers were called to Cottage Grove Park for a report of a gunshot. No one was at the park when officers arrived.

Investigators identified the handgun used in the Snapchat video as a .40 caliber glock.

Officers received a photo of the suspect and matched the person to the video using a matching tattoo. A prior mugshot out of Fort Bend County was also used to match the suspect to the Snapchat post.

Law enforcement offered a reward for the suspect's arrest after the Snapchat video went public.

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Prosecutors also added that Ospino was on deferred adjudication for a resisting arrest case.

Ospino, who requested a court-appointed attorney for his case, is due for a preliminary appearance on Monday.

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