Thursday, September 28, 2023

Four people have been arrested and charged with the kidnapping and subsequent murder of a Hispanic man in Texas

HOUSTON, Texas – The Texas City Police Department has confirmed the arrest of four people involved in the Sept. 2 killing of a man.

Aaron Rodriguez, Cassie Lopez, Tara Alise Rodriguez and Michael Hernandez were arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping.

Only Aaron Rodriguez is directly charged with the man’s murder, according to court records.

The victim was identified by authorities as Juan Álvarez, 40, of La Marque.

How did Juan Álvarez’s murder come about?

Texas City officers responded to the 1700 block of Highway 146 at approximately 4:42 p.m. on September 2 after receiving information about a shooting.

Upon arrival, authorities found Alvarez lying on the side of the road, partially in the traffic lane.

Juan Álvarez was taken to HCA Mainland Center Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

What is known about the four people linked to the death of Juan Álvarez?

The four suspects were identified during the Texas City Police Department’s investigation.

  • Bail was set at $400,000 for Aaron, 31. He is being held in the Galveston County Jail.
  • Bail for Cassie was set at $250,000. He is being held in the Brazoria County Jail.
  • Bail for Tara was set at $250,000. He is being held in the Galveston County Jail.
  • Bail was set for Michael at $250,000. He is being held in the Harris County Jail.

How can one avoid persecution?

Both women and men can suffer from being followed by a suspicious person while driving. The Houston Police Department offers some recommendations that you can consider if you experience an incident of this type:

  • Plan an escape route if you always use the same route to get home from work. If you have children, show them to them.
  • Give your closest family members a code word so they know to call the police if you say it.
  • Prevent minors from participating in the discussion with the suspect(s).
  • If you can, reach out to technology experts to avoid social media and online harassment.
  • Always keep your phone handy and provide location.
  • Find a safe place to stay overnight, such as a family member’s or friend’s house.

What to do in case of a shooting?

If you face a shooting, know that the three basic principles for survival are: run, hide and fight, according to advice from the Houston Police Department.

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