Reward offered in fatal NW Harris County shooting

Investigators say Jose Cavazos Garza was watering the lawn at his home in the 5700 block of Fair Forest Drive the evening of June 23 when an unidentified person or persons shot and killed him.

July 24, 2013 4:49:05 PM PDT
There's a plea for information from the family of a Houston man gunned down in his front lawn. Crime Stoppers teamed up with police investigators today to help encourage witnesses to come forward.

Jose Cavazos-Garza's entire neighborhood knew him for the way he maintained his lawn. It's also the spot were someone shot him to death, and now his daughter begs for anyone with information to relay it to investigators.

A candle burns on the front porch where Cavazos-Garza was found shot to death by his family.

"My dad was an amazing father," his daughter, Karina Cavazos said.

It happened about 11pm June 23rd. Cavazos-Garza was finishing up what he loved to do every weekend, take care of his lawn and landscaping.

"He loved his flowers, he loved his grass. He always kept it nice and neat. Every weekend, he would do the yard," Cavazos said.

Though the crime happened a month ago, the Harris Count Sheriff's Office has not identified any suspects in the case. And Crime Stoppers has now stepped in to hopefully generate more leads into the father and husband's death.

"Right now, we are just looking for any type of information that people can provide us, for any help," Harris County Deputy Abraham Alanis said.

As the makeshift vigil burns on the family's front porch and Cavazos-Garza's labor of love blows in the wind, his daughter is pleading for anyone with information about her father's death to provide law enforcement with any details of his murder -- big or small.

"We just want to find who ever took my dad away. It's not going to bring him back. It's just going to bring justice and it's going to bring that person to justice, so that person won't cause damage to anyone else," Cavazos said.

If you have any information on this case, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips online at or text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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