Suspect in drive-by that killed 6-year-old headed to court
HOUSTON – One of the men accused of being behind a drive-by shooting that killed a 6-year-old boy is expected in court Tuesday.
Alexis Cuapio is accused of opening fire on a home and killing Moises Jimenez and shooting his 11-year-old brother Manuel Jimenez.
Prosecutors said Cuapio was the trigger man in the shooting. Moises was shot while he slept in a home in the 600 block of Narcissus Street in northeast Houston. Cuapio is also accused of shooting Manuel, who survived.
A second man, Oscar Ollervides, is also charged with murder. He's accused of driving the car in the shooting. It's believed Cuapio shot up the house from outside. Prosecutors said the car that the two were in was borrowed by a woman who found shell casings in it. She approached the two about it, authorities said. The woman claims Cuapio said, [I]didn't mean to kill the kid."
Cuapio's arraignment is scheduled for 9 a.m. Tuesday. He is expected to enter a plea of guilty or innocent in the case.