Man arrested, charged with murder of Houston rapper Mr. 3-2

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

HOUSTON - One person was killed and two others were injured during a shooting at a southwest Houston gas station Thursday night.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Exxon station at the intersection of Sam Houston Tollway and Rockwell Boulevard.

Houston police said Vincent Depaul Stredic, 39, was the shooter in the case.

According to Houston police, a car with four people inside stopped at the gas station. The group in the car got into a fight and Stredic pulled a shotgun out from the trunk of the car and shot Chirstopher Barriere, 44, in the back of the head, police said. Stredic left the scene, but later returned and shot a second person who was initially in the car. A bystander was also hit in the leg by one of the bullets.

Barriere is a well-known Houston rapper who went by "Mr. 3-2."

One of the men was shot in the back of the head and died at the scene, police said. The second person was shot in the face and taken to Ben Taub Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. The bystander suffered minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital.

Police said the truck belonging to the bystander was also shot.

Houston police said Stredic was taken into custody on Tuesday without incident.

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