HOUSTON – A man was arrested and charged after a rooftop gunman shot four people, killing two, on Thursday.
Marlon Valdez, 18, was charged with capital murder in connection to the deadly ambush shooting.
According to court documents, Valdez was the shooter who is accused of "intentionally and knowingly" causing the death of two brothers.
The shooting happened around 4:50 p.m. in the 12800 block of Eastbrook Drive, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said. The area is near the intersection of Maxey Road and Woodforest Boulevard.
Acevedo said two groups of people got into an argument a few days ago and decided to meet at the Eastbrook location Thursday.
When the groups started arriving, Valdez - who was perched on top of a nearby roof - opened fire with a high-powered rifle, according to Acevedo.
Four people were struck by gunfire; 20-year-old Maximo Aguilar and 18-year-old Jose Aguilar were killed. Another man was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and an 18-year-old woman was shot in the knee, Acevedo said.
Acevedo was visibly upset when he provided updates to the media. He adamantly said his department was going to find the gunman and bring them to justice.
Acevedo has a clear message for the shooter.
"Come forward now, because if we identify you first, you're going to pay the price just like the person that pulled that trigger," he said.
Valdez is a senior at North Shore High School in Galena Park ISD.