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CYPRESS — According to sheriff’s office reports, deputies responded to a suicide call yesterday. Earlier today, that death has turned into a manslaughter charge.


 The Harris County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call at 12:35 p.m., June 7, 2019. According to the office, the original report was that Cole Spears, 20, committed suicide.

“Yesterday, our team responded to a shooting at 10907 Tanwood Drive,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “(The) initial version of the incident was that a male (Spears) had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Others were in the home. Thanks to great police work and tenacity by our investigators they got to the truth.”

According to the report, after the initial investigation it was determined that the victim had not committed suicide, but had been shot by one of the several home occupants that fled the scene after the incident.

Spears was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

The report adds that today, “homicide investigators interviewed Eluid Rodriguez who admitted to playing with a pistol and accidentally shooting Spears in the head.”

Rodriguez was charged with manslaughter and booked into the Harris County Jail.


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