Suspect arrested, charged in the murder of Houston rapper 'Mr. 3-2'

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Houston police have arrested and filed charges against a man accused of killing 44-year-old Christopher Barriere last Thursday at a southwest Houston gas station.

Police say Vincent Depaul Stredic, 39, removed a shotgun from the trunk of his car and fatally shot Barriere at the gas station located at 6610 West Sam Houston Parkway South. Barriere, known as Mr. 3-2, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Barriere was a member of Houston's Screwed Up Click. While signed to Rap-A-Lot Records he was involved with three groups: The Convicts, Southside Playaz and Blac Monks, and released one solo album. He has collaborated on tracks with Snoop Dogg, UGK, Scarface, 8 Ball & MJG, South Park Mexican & Too $hort.

According to police, Stredic got into his vehicle and fled the scene. Moments later, investigators say he returned to the scene and threatened a second male with the shotgun. When he returned a third time, Stredic shot the second male. The second male victim was taken to a nearby hospital.

A bystander was also injured but did not require medical attention.

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Investigators are still trying to figure out what led to the fatal interaction between Stredic, Barriere and two other males at the gas station.

No other details have been released.
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