Houston — Edwin Aguila Arrested for Murder of 18-Year-Old
Posted on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at 1:59 am
On Monday, January 28, 2019, a 23-year-old man was charged with murder after a deadly shooting that occurred in West Houston.
According to the Houston Police Department, Oscar Mar, 18, was intoxicated when he was visiting his girlfriend at the 10440 South Drive at approximately 2 a.m., and he got angry when she told him to leave. Mar started to break her windows and damage her vehicle, and as a result, she called Edwin Isaac Aguila, 23, her ex-boyfriend with whom she has a child with. Aguila arrived at the scene, picked up a gun, and shot Mar once in the head.
Mar was pronounced dead at the scene while Aguila was arrested and charged with murder in the 232nd State District Court.
It is unfortunate to hear of the passing of Oscar Mar, but sadly, he is not the first one whose life is taken away by a shooting accident. According to a study conducted by Pew Research Center in 2017, about 40% of Americans claim that they own a gun or live in a household with one, and being shot by a gun or any other form of firearm is alarmingly common in this country. In fact, statistics show that gun violence is considered a leading cause of death in America, with about 124,760 people shot every year (in murders, assaults, suicides/suicide attempts, unintentional shootings, or by police intervention) and from that number, about 35,141 die from gun violence and about 89,620 people survive from it.
Additionally, the chance of dying from gun violence is reported to be about 50% more than the risk of dying while riding inside a vehicle, and it is also 10 times as high as dying from any force of nature, such as earthquake, hurricane, and the like. This can be interpreted as Americans more likely to die from gun violence than the combined risks of drowning, fire and smoke, stabbing, choking on food, airplane crashes, animal attacks, and natural disasters. Indeed, this is quite a terrifying picture.
If you are a victim of shooting/gun violence, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please never hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, lawyers, especially those who specialize in gun-related accidents, are willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.
If someone you love was seriously hurt or killed in an accident, you may be unsure of where to turn. The Houston attorneys of Williams Hart have experience helping people through the aftermath of catastrophic accidents, and we can help you too. Contact our law firm at (888) 220-0640 to speak with an experienced lawyer today.
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