Family releases funeral arrangements for Lamar High School 9th grade student fatally shot in west Houston

Photos provided by family of Axel Turcios (KPRC)

HOUSTON – Funeral arrangements have been set for the 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed in west Houston on May 6.

The family of Axel Jasser Turcios released details of his homegoing celebration, where people can pay their respects.

The funeral will be held at Arteaga Funeral Home, located at 5710 Fairdale Lane.

Axel will be buried at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home and Cemetery, located at 12800 Westheimer Rd.

Family shares funeral arrangements for Axel Turcios. (KPRC)

According to Houston police, Axel Turcios was in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 9500 block of Ella Lee Lane around 8:10 p.m. when he was approached by two unknown men, who opened fire on him.

Police believe the suspects then took an item from the victim, then fled the scene in a dark-colored Chrysler PT Cruiser, traveling northbound on Tanglewilde Street.

Paramedics transported Axel to the hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his injuries the following day.

Axel’s father told KPRC 2 that, on the day of the shooting, Axel went with his friends to a fast food restaurant after school, then arrived home shortly after 6 p.m.

The father and son spent some time together cleaning up, then Axel left around 7:45 p.m. to visit his aunt.

His mother and father gave their permission.

Minutes later, an apartment maintenance man told them he thought their son had been shot.

The parents ran to their son, and his mother rode with him in the ambulance. His father also had a chance to be with his son before he took his last breath.

The family said Axel was a ninth grader at Lamar High School.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

A GoFundMe account has been made to help the family pay for the teen’s funeral expenses.

Family shares funeral arrangements for Axel Turcios. (KPRC)