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Steven Mendoza was murdered in a robbery by four young men (PHOTOS)

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Steven Mendoza murdered in a robbery (Photo: GoFundMe)
  • Steven Mendoza was shot and killed during a violent robbery.
  • The arrested murderers are four minor boys.
  • Mendoza was a father of three children and worked nights in a store.

Steven Mendoza was fatally shot during a violent robbery at the convenience store where he worked in Houston, Texas.

Authorities have disclosed that they have already apprehended the four individuals responsible for the brutal death of the hardworking Hispanic family man.

Four young individuals accused of the homicide are now behind bars in a Harris County jail. Two are 14 years old, and the other two are 16 years old.

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What penalty do the young murderers of Steven Mendoza deserve?

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The news of the arrest of the four young murderers has shaken the community in Houston, given the age of the detainees and the level of violence involved.

However, since all four detainees are minors, their names cannot be released by authorities in the so-called Space City.

Detectives from the Homicide Division of the Houston Police Department (HPD) announced the arrest of the four young men.

Steven Mendoza, 42, was covering the night shift at a convenience store in south Houston to support his family.

All four boys are charged with capital murder

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Steven Mendoza was known to his family, friends, and customers as ‘Fluffy’, due to his robust body but always with a smile on his face.

A confidential source who spoke with MundoNow, on the condition of anonymity due to their role in the investigation, detailed that the four boys have been charged with capital murder.

This information opens an interesting window for the District Attorney’s Office in Harris County, as the boys could continue their criminal proceedings after turning 18.

According to the Texas Penal Code, the offense of capital murder is the only one punishable by death for those found guilty.

Steven Mendoza made a living as a store clerk

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Hispanic Steven Mendoza de Luna was behind the counter of the convenience store at 1:00 in the morning on Wednesday, March 20th, 2024, in south Houston.

Suddenly, four boys pretending to be customers entered the Chevron gas station store, located at 8524 Gulf Freeway on the corner of Monroe Road.

However, at one point, the boys pulled out their guns and demanded that Steven Mendoza hand over all the money from the cash register.

It is not clear from the case report if the boys obtained the money. But at one point, they discharged their weapons at close range at the Hispanic man.

After several weeks the authorities captured the culprits

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After the brutal shooting, the four young killers fled in a car, disappearing into the streets in the darkness of that night in south Houston.

Other people alerted by the sound of gunshots called the authorities to report the brutal shooting. When help arrived, they could no longer save Steven Mendoza.

Thanks to security camera footage, HPD officers were able to identify the car in which the teenage killers fled.

On Monday, April 15th, 2024, the Homicide Division of the HPD announced the arrest of the four young killers of Hispanic Steven Mendoza.

«He was loyal to the extreme, hard-working, kind, proud, bold»

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Roberto Mendoza, brother of the slain Hispanic, opened the Steven Mendoza Shooting Victim account on the GoFundMe social network, seeking assistance following the brutal crime.

«His untimely death pains us deeply. Even in his final moments, he was very brave, and as far as we know, he tried to defend himself,» revealed Robert Mendoza.

«Everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him knew how incredible he was… loyal to the extreme, hardworking, kind, proud, daring, and brave,» said Steven Mendoza’s brother.

Hispanic Steven Mendoza leaves behind his wife and three children, one of whom is the same age as his assailants, who have been left without family support.

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