Deputies investigating deadly shooting of man in parking lot

HOUSTON – Harris County deputies are investigating a deadly shooting that took place this past weekend in a parking lot.

Deputies arrived at 717 Richcrest Drive about 3:50 a.m. Saturday after receiving reports that a man had been shot in the head.

The victim, Leonidas Ayesta-Carias, 28, was with his wife and children on the 700 block of Richcrest Drive, deputies said.

When he left, deputies said, Ayesta-Carias pulled into a parking lot at 717 Richcrest Drive and a man ran up to the vehicle and fired one shot from a handgun, striking him in the head.

The shooter left on foot.

Ayesta-Carias was taken to the hospital where he later died.

This case is being investigated by the Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Unit. Anyone with information about this slaying is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (713) 274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.