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Case # 613816-A
Homicide of Carlos Figueroa, W/L/M/55.
Occurred: Tuesday, December 18, 2002, as a result of being shot on Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at 7426 NW 31 Ave (Roadway).
Narrative: On Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at approximately 6:35 P.M., the victim was approached by three black males who asked for directions. The subjects drove away in a grey Ford Focus but returned a short time later. One of the subjects exited the vehicle, produced a handgun, and announced a robbery.
The victim grabbed the firearm and during an ensuing struggle was shot in the abdomen. The victim was transported to the Ryder Trauma Center where he lapsed into a coma. He remained in that condition until he expired on December 18, 2002.
Update: During a review of old open homicides the evidence in this case was re-submitted for DNA analysis. DNA standards of a subject were matched to evidence impounded from the original crime scene. On Friday, May 7, 2014, the subject whose DNA was matched to the evidence was located and interviewed; whereupon, he confessed to investigators in taking part in the robbery/murder of the victim.