3 suspects in deadly drive-by shooting in police custody

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A third person is now in police custody after a fatal drive-by shooting. Jeff Ehling reports (KTRK)

Three suspects allegedly involved in the southeast Houston drive-by shooting that left a 6-year-old boy dead and his 11-year-old brother injured are in police custody.

Elizabeth Garcia tells Eyewitness News police shared the news with her Wednesday night.

"Oh my God it feels like centuries," Garcia said about the wait for an arrest. "I feel happy, I feel like finally my babies going to get justice."

Six-year-old Moises Jimenez died early Friday morning after he was shot in the back while sleeping at his home in the 6200 block of Narcissus. His brother, 11-year-old Manuel Jimenez, also was injured in the shooting. Though he's still hospitalized, his condition has improved.

We don't yet know the suspects' names or what role they played in the shooting. But Garcia says she can sleep a little easier knowing the police have suspects in custody and she's a little closer to justice.

"I hope it's them, I really do. I just want to see their face, I want the whole world to see who they are. I want everybody to see their face and who they are," Garcia said. "They're going to get what they deserve, they're going to get them justice. They have something coming for them, they're going to pay for it."

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Julia Garcia, the boy's grandmother, told Eyewitness News, "It's hard you know, it's hard to go tomorrow to the funeral. Well, you know they are going to be in jail, but they are going to eat, they are going to sleep. What about the baby? The baby is dead already, we are not going to see him, and their mom and their dad, people from the guys that did it, they are going to be seeing them."

Investigators said the house was fired upon 14 times. The children were not the intended targets, but the victims. The shooting, he said, may have been in retaliation for an incident that happened a few months ago, but that's all he would say.

Meanwhile, the family is planning to lay young Moises to rest at Friday. Services begin at 11am with a viewing, following by a service at the Mass Immaculate Conception Church, 7250 Harrisburg Blvd Houston, and the burial at Forest Park Cemetery.
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