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Police release name of gunman who killed Houston arson investigator

Click2Houston, By Joel Eisenbaum et al., Oct. 16, 2020

HOUSTON – Houston police released the name of a man Friday night who authorities said shot and killed a fire Department arson investigator early Friday morning.

Police said 30-year-old Joshua De La Cerda committed suicide at the scene of a shootout with HFD arson investigator Lemuel Bruce about 3:30 a.m. in the 2100 block of Seamist Drive and W. 18th Street.

Neighbors living in the area described hearing several shots before realizing what happened outside their home.

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