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WANTED: Suspect accused of shooting man after finding him sleeping inside car with woman he previously dated



HOUSTON – A suspect is on the run after shooting another man he found sleeping inside a car with a woman he previously dated, according to the Houston Police Department.

Mario Quintanilla, 49, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The shooting was reported around 8 a.m. Saturday in the 4900 block of Bliss Street, near southeast Houston.

Police said the shooting victim, 46, and the woman were sleeping inside his vehicle when he felt one of the tires going flat. After getting out of the car to check things out, he saw Quintanilla and the two got into an argument.

At some point, Quintanilla shot the man several times and then fled the scene, police said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Quintanilla and the shooting victim had gotten into several arguments in previous days. Police said the woman had been in a previous dating relationship with Quintanilla.

Quintanilla was charged, but remains at large.

Quintanilla was charged, but remains at large.


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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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