Dominican Politician’s Son Fatally Shot in Houston: Police



Luis Alfredo Pacheco Rojas, son of Alfredo Pacheco, the president of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, was fatally shot in a targeted drive-by shooting in Houston. The incident occurred at a gas station where Pacheco and three men were attacked by men in two vehicles, with another 29-year-old man also injured in the attack. While the motive for the shooting is still under investigation, the police are searching for three Hispanic men who fled the scene, and photos of the gunmen from surveillance footage have been released.

Luis Alfredo Pacheco Rojas Murdered in Targeted Drive-By Shooting in Houston

Luis Alfredo Pacheco Rojas, son of Dominican Republic politician Alfredo Pacheco, was the victim of a fatal drive-by shooting at a Houston gas station on Monday night, according to Houston Police. The shooting, described as ‘targeted’, also left a 29-year-old unidentified man injured.

The incident began around 7 p.m when Mr. Pacheco and three companions in a black Cadillac Escalade stopped at a southeast Houston gas station. After their visit inside the gas station, they were ambushed by armed assailants in a silver Dodge Charger and Mercedes-Benz, as reported by Assistant Chief Adrian Rodriguez at a Monday night news conference.

Initially, the Houston Police Department suggested four men were involved in the attack. However, a statement on Tuesday clarified that only three attackers were involved – two from the Dodge and one from the Mercedes.

Pacheco succumbed to his injuries at a local hospital, while the other victim remains stable. Detectives are investigating the motive behind the shooting and authorities are currently seeking the Hispanic male assailants, described as being in their 20s or 30s.

The Houston Police Department released surveillance photos of the alleged gunmen on Tuesday.

Alfredo Pacheco, Luis’ father and current president of the Chamber of Deputies of the Dominican Republic, stated in a Twitter post that his son had been living abroad. His political career spans over three decades, serving as a member of the National Council of the Judiciary since 2020.

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