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Charges filed against suspect accused of fatally shooting woman in north Houston charged, docs show



HOUSTON – Several months after a woman’s murder, charges have been filed against a man accused of the crime, according to court records.

Joel Francisco Rojas, 23, was charged with murder and tampering with evidence in the shooting death of 20-year-old Indigo Garza.

The fatal shooting was reported on Feb. 23 at 11:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Rosamond Street. Garza was found unresponsive in the parking lot of an apartment complex, suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the Houston Police Department. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses stated the suspect’s vehicle, a Dodge Journey, was seen fleeing the scene after the shooting, according to police.

During the investigation, it was revealed that Garza was shot in the chest with a shotgun, court records show.

It was also revealed, through surveillance video, the vehicle linked to the crime scene was driving in the area and investigators were able to identify Rojas as the suspect involved.

Court documents stated that Garza, during the investigation, altered the the Dodge Journey in attempt to impair its verity as evidence in the investigation, which lead to him being additionally charged with tampering with evidence.


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Sourabh Verma,From Franklin Tn - Sub-editor in Asian News International(ANI) I am a detailed-driven journalist with 3+ years of experience in news writing and copy-editing, I can file quick, compelling and error-free stories as they break. I have sound knowledge of national and international issues and have covered stories across beats, including politics, parliament, legal and crime like drugs and Human Trafficking at Asian News International (ANI), where I currently work. Some of these include extensive coverage of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, several state Assembly elections, Parliament sessions, COVID-19 pandemic and other stories of national importance. A typical working day involves copy-editing dozens of drafts, managing junior sub-editors in shifts and keeping an eye on developing stories. This added responsibility followed a couple of years of filing stories based on press briefings, bytes and inputs from reporters on the ground.


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