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Update: Third suspect arrested after two teens shot during robbery in southeast Houston

Julian Becerra was shot and killed, and another 18-year-old was injured when three men tried to rob them in a parking lot off the Gulf Freeway, HPD said,.
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HOUSTON — A third suspect has been arrested in a robbery and shooting that left an 18-year-old dead and another teen injured back in June.

Javier Raul Contreras, 20, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Houston Police Department patrol officers were called on June 15, to Nyack Drive near the Gulf Freeway just before 10 p.m. for reports of a shooting in a parking lot. Officers said they were told Julian Becerra, 18, and Jorge Jaimes, 18, were meeting two other men. While they were talking, another man came up and the three pulled guns on Becerra and Jaimes and tried to rob them. Jaimes was shot when he tried to drive away, police said. Becerra was in the leg and fired back and hit one of the men.

Jaimes was taken to HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake where he was pronounced dead. Becerra survived.

Johnathan Rashon Carter, 18, was identified as the suspect who was shot, investigators said. He was driven in a private vehicle to HCA Houston Healthcare Pearland before being taken to Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center. 

Carter was arrested on June 20 and Damon W. Steber, 20, was arrested on June 24. Both face charges of capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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