Fundraiser held for neighbor killed while helping teen

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Fundraiser held for neighbor killed while helping teen (KTRK)

A barbecue fundraiser was held Sunday night to honor the memory of 29-year-old Moyses Arreguin and help raise funds for the family he leaves behind.

Arreguin was shot and killed on Friday night around 11 p.m. in a neighborhood near Hardy and Rankin roads as he was breaking up a robbery and helping his teenage neighbor get to safety.

According to police, a 16-year-old who lives two doors down from Arreguin, was sitting alone outside his home when he was approached by two men who demanded his jewelry. The teen started yelling, which prompted Arreguin to come running from his home to help.

The man was shot multiple times after a confrontation with the suspects and the teen said Arreguin yelled for him to get inside his house as he was dying on the ground.

"That guy was an angel," said family friend Brenda Saenz. "I wish there was a lot of people like that."

A tweet from Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said authorities are searching for at least three suspects and two are described as younger Hispanic males, ages 16 to 20 years old with slim builds.

The suspects left the scene in a dark-colored, four-door sedan.

All funds raised from the barbecue will benefit Arreguin's wife and two young daughters.

"The best way to keep him alive is to keep him in the heart, keeping him in our memories," said family member Juan Esctia.

A GoFundMe has been set up in order to help Arreguin's family.

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