Second teen arrested in murder of man killed while protecting young neighbor from armed robbers, deputies say

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HOUSTON — The Harris County Sheriff's Office has arrested a second teen also charged with murder after a good Samaritan was gunned down while protecting his young neighbor from armed robbers in northeast Houston.

Gilbert Gomez Jr. 19, is accused of driving the vehicle involved in the case.

Investigators identified the other suspect as a 15-year-old boy, whose full name and mugshot will not be released due to his minor status.

Moyses Arreguin, 29, was killed July 27 outside his residence in the 19000 block of W. Hardy Road near Ranch View Trail.

Investigators said Sergio Bruno, 16, was in the driveway of his house when a dark-colored car drove up, two men inside jumped out and attempted to rob him.

Arreguin saw his neighbor was in trouble, and armed with a baseball bat, rushed to his rescue. That's when the suspects gunned the victim down, deputies said.

The teen was not injured during the incident.

On Monday, the sheriff's office released surveillance footage of the vehicle and the four suspects including a driver, a front seat passenger and two backseat passengers. Detectives believe the suspects are between 16 to 20 years old.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at (713) 274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).

On Wednesday, the sheriff's office held a press conference to discuss details of the Arreguin case as well as the murder of Rebecca Suhrheinrich, a missing woman possibly killed by her romantic partner at an apartment in north Houston.



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