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Houston crime: Bond set for teen in deputy’s shooting death

Fredrick Tardy, 17, is charged together with two adults in reference to the March shooting death of Darren Almendarez.

HOUSTON — One of three folks accused of killing an off-duty Harris County sheriff’s deputy earlier this year appeared earlier than a choose, a day after his alleged accomplices have been denied bond.

Frederick Tardy, 17, is charged in reference to the March shooting death of Darren Almendarez exterior a grocery retailer. Almendarez confronted three males who have been making an attempt to steal a catalytic converter from his automobile when a shootout occurred, investigators mentioned.

On Wednesday morning, a choose set Tardy’s bond at $750,000. Prosecutors had requested a $3 million bond however the protection requested $250,000.

If Tardy makes bond, he’s not allowed to have contact with the sufferer’s household or go to the Joe V’s Supermarket the place the lethal shooting occurred.

A choose dominated Tuesday that the 2 adults accused in reference to the shooting death, Joshua Stewart and Fredarius Clark, shall be held with out bond.

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During Tuesday’s proceedings, prosecutors introduced surveillance video from the shooting at Joe V’s Supermarket in the 2900 block of FM 1960

Almendarez and his spouse had been procuring on the retailer after they approached the automobile to seek out two males beneath and a black Nissan Altima backed as much as the truck, based on the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

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Investigators mentioned Deputy Almendarez informed his spouse to hunt security as he approached the automobile.

That is when the lads opened hearth on the deputy, the sheriff’s office mentioned. Deputy Almendarez was in a position to return hearth, wounding two of the lads.

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