Katy man charged with murder in shooting at seafood restaurant

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 16 at 3:24 PM

HOUSTON – A 26-year-old man was arrested Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting at a seafood restaurant on Saturday in southwest Harris County.

Joseph Trung Quang Huynh, of Katy, is charged with murder and is being held without bond.

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said that the shooting happened at about 3 p.m. at the B&D Crawfish and Seafood restaurant near Bellaire Boulevard and Sugar Land Howell Road. The restaurant has been around for awhile, but it’s under new management.

“Witnesses heard a single gunshot. They went back to investigate and found an employee who was in the back shot one time to the head lying on the floor,” said Robert Spurgeon, HCSO Homicide Unit.

Investigators said the victim, Julio Xocol-Panquim, was a cook. He was found dead in the kitchen and the back door was open.

No one saw the shooting or a suspect fleeing, so investigators spent hours interviewing the people who were in the restaurant at the time.

Investigators went so far as to bag their hands to check for gunshot residue and, at one point, handcuffed a man. They released him a short time later.

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