HOUSTON (KTRK) -- New details were revealed Friday as one of the men charged with murdering a 6-year-old boy in a drive-by shooting appeared in court. The information came as family and friends gathered to pay their final respects to that young boy and lay him to rest.
Dressed in a white T-shirt, 24-year-old Alexis Cuapio stood, listened and did not show any emotion in court as the judge detailed allegations relating to the murder charge filed against him.
Cuapio told a friend that he was sitting in the backseat of a car he'd borrowed from a friend; Oscar Ollervides was driving, and a third suspect was in the front seat. Cuapio also said the trio drove by the Jiminez house once, then drove back and fired off more than a dozen rounds into the house, killing 6-year-old Moises and injuring his 11-year-old brother, Manuel.
"He knew that kids were inside that house, but he shot at them anyway? The Alexis I know was patient, loving, caring, took care of his family," said Caupio's friend, who didn't want to be identified.
"So, you think he had to have been drunk or on drugs to do this?" we asked.
"Probably. I wasn't there but I think so."
During the hearing, we also learned that the woman who lent Cuapio the car was the same person who tipped police off. That woman confronted him when she found shell casings in her car and heard about the six-year-old who was killed on the news. Police say, Cuapio admitted to the shooting and told the woman he didn't mean to shoot the kid.
Cuapio led detectives to the weapon used in the shooting. He will be back in court on Monday.
On Friday afternoon, the six-year-old little boy was laid to rest.
Mary Banda, the boy's aunt, said, "It does give us some kind of piece of mind knowing that they are not going to be on the street any more and gives Moi a little bit of justice knowing that we put him to rest today and that he can have some kind of, you know, peace too."
Family members say Manuel is still in the hospital and scheduled to undergo surgery today.
New details in southeast Houston drive-by shooting that killed 6-year-old