Suspect Arrested in Man’s Death at 4831 North Shepherd

Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in the death of a man at 4831 North Shepherd about 3 a.m. today (August 5).

The suspect, Carlos Mercado (H/m, 17), faces charges for his role in the death of a male, 35, whose identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. French and Officer D. Fontenot reported:

Mercado and the victim drove to the Tropical Motel at the above address and checked into a room.  At some point, the two got into an altercation that ended with Mercado beating, choking and stabbing the victim.  Mercado left the motel in the victim’s vehicle.  Several minutes later, a Harris County Precinct One deputy constable stopped the vehicle Mercado was driving for a traffic violation.  The deputy detained Mercado after an initial investigation.  Mercado later admitted to his role in the victim’s death and was taken to jail with charges pending.

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