Accused gunman shot himself after shooting the couple and was sitting in the bar for ‘several hours’
Houston/Texas: Two men of Houston dead and a woman was injured Thursday evening, police said. The incidents took place at the Downtown Aquarium restaurant. The officers reached the place around 8:!0 PM
Chief Matt Slinkard, the HPD Executive Assistant said that Gabriel Vargas (29-years-old) and his wife (24-years-old) were having dinner at the restaurant during their Houston visit. The suspect, who was sitting at another end of the same Downtown Aquarium restaurant got up and started firing shots on the couple followed by shooting himself
Later, the suspect was identified as 39-year-old Danny Cazares. Vargas was declared dead at the scene, while his wife’s leg was injured and so she was transported to the hospital. Police reported that her condition is stable
As per KPRC2 sources, the incident was just random. Cazares was sitting alone at the bar for several hours before the incident and was drunk. Investigators said that he was unknown to the couple and the real motive for the shooting is still not clear
The couple posted several pictured of them when they were in the restaurant and in all pictures Cazares was sitting just a few feet away from them. The pictures were shared by the couple when they were in the bar.
The Executive Assistant said that it was a tragic and horrible incident and such situations make us pause and think. We should send many prayers for all the families and lives that could be affected as well.
As per records, Cazares was accused of a gun charge in April. In April her niece called the police to a restaurant, in Richmond. His niece said accused him of being high on meth and having a pistol. That day Cazares was found sitting in the restaurant with a loaded pistol in his pocket. He was then arrested and charged.
As per court records in October 2020 Cazares was charged for thrashing a motel room. He said to the court that he thought that someone is inside his motel room, so he thrashed it when was trying to find the person.
Moreover, according to the court records Cazares was also found around the Cy-Fair Fire Departments, on Christmas Eve. At that time also he was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. He also went through mental health evaluation when he was arrested.