Chartres Street shooting: Man arrested on murder charges in connection with deadly shooting

Erick L. Aguirre (Source: Houston Police Department)

One man is facing murder charges in connection with a deadly shooting that occurred earlier this month in Houston

Erick L. Aguirre, 29, is currently behind bars on murder charges. 

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According to Houston police, the shooting occurred at 1300 Chartres Street just before 8 p.m. on April 11. 

Officials said Aguirre is accused in the death of 46-year-old Elliot Nix. 

Police said when they arrived on the scene, they found Nix unresponsive with a gunshot wound. 

Nix was taken to the hospital where he later died. 


A preliminary investigation revealed that Nix and Aguirre were involved in an argument that escalated into a shooting. 

The suspect(s) fled the scene in a 2015-2019 pearl white, Cadillac CTS or ATS. Surveillance photos of the man and female persons of interest, wanted for questioning in the shooting, were released to the public on April 12. 

Aguirre was later arrested in Aransas County, Texas after further investigation and Crime Stoppers tips. He was extradited back to Harris County on Tuesday. 

Officials stated the female person of interest, who was also identified, voluntarily spoke with detectives and was released with no charges filed.