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Houston crime: Man killed while buying tacos from a food truck

Investigators stated after ordering tacos, Mark Aguilar Jr. was strolling again to his automobile to attend for his order when two males approached him and shot him a number of instances.

HOUSTON — A person buying tacos for his spouse was shot and killed late Sunday night time.

His household has recognized him as 23-year-old Mark Aguilar Jr. He not solely leaves behind his spouse however a 2-year-old daughter.

This occurred at about 10 p.m. within the 7500 block of Irvington Boulevard near Crosstimbers.

Houston police stated murder investigators have been in a position to overview some surveillance video that reveals the sufferer ordering food from a taco truck.

Investigators stated after ordering tacos, Aguilar was strolling again to his automobile to attend for the food when two males approached him, shot him a number of instances within the torso after which took off.

Aguilar was by himself and was texting his spouse about her food order, police stated.

Police don’t have a motive or a suspect description however say the 2 males didn’t take something from the sufferer.

Investigators stated they’ll be again out on the scene Monday afternoon to assemble extra surveillance video from close by companies.

Police additionally stated on the time of the capturing there have been different prospects caught on digicam reacting. They’re now asking anybody with info to please come ahead.

Family devastated

Family members stated they cannot imagine what occurred and so they’re looking for solutions. They stated Aguilar was a straight-laced, good man.

“He didn’t deserve this. Not like that … by himself to come get him and his family tacos,” Mark Aguilar Sr. stated.

Aguilar Sr. is devastated that he will not get to look at his son develop up. He stated his son went to the food truck to choose up food for his spouse and daughter.

“I never thought I’d say that I know how to lose a kid for the other parents, but now I do,” Aguilar Sr. stated.

Aguilar Sr. stated he has no concept who would do one thing like this to his son.

“Not my son. He don’t fight. He don’t argue. I taught him better than that,” Aguilar Sr. stated.

Now, the younger father will not be capable of see his daughter develop up.

“He can’t raise her. He can’t see her get married. He can’t see her graduate,” Aguilar Sr. stated.

Neighborhood response

The taco truck supervisor did not wish to be recognized and stated he did not see what occurred. He stated the employees within the truck are scared.

“We are afraid because you hear all the talk about guns … we all have fear,” he stated.

A neighborhood resident who additionally did not wish to be recognized stated the food truck is often a place the place individuals can come and calm down.

“It’s just a beautiful place to spend a Sunday evening. So a lot of people come and congregate and so we weren’t really expecting anything like this,” she stated.

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