Friday, May 8, 2020

Investigation into Assault at 40 Berry Road

Houston police are investigating the assault of a man at 40 Berry Road about 2:45 p.m. on Thursday (May 7).

The victim, Ruben Duarte, 45, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officer L. Bolmanski reported:

Mr. Duarte was working on a vehicle at his auto shop at the above address when two male suspects approached the shop and attempted to steal a vehicle.  When Duarte confronted the suspects. a third male suspect approached him.  A struggle ensued and one of the suspects struck Duarte several times in the head with a blunt object, possibly a crow bar. 

All three suspects then fled the scene in a tan 2005 Volkswagen four-door sedan with paper plates.  The vehicle was driven by a female.  Paramedics arrived and transported Duarte to the hospital.
 
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.