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Death Row Information

Offender Information

Picture of Offender Name Alvarez, Juan Carlos
TDCJ Number 999332
Date of Birth 03/09/1977
Date Received 11/17/1999
Age (when Received) 22
Education Level (Highest Grade Completed) 11
Date of Offense 06/06/1998 and 06/17/1998
  Age (at the time of Offense) 21
  County Harris
  Race Hispanic
  Gender Male
  Hair Color Black
  Height 5' 7"
  Weight 157
  Eye Color Brown
  Native County San Luis (Mexico)
  Native State n/a

Prior Occupation
Laborer

Prior Prison Record
None

Summary of Incident
On 06/20/98 in Houston, Texas, Alvarez and three co-defendants participated in two drive-by shootings.

On 06/06/98, Alvarez fired an SKS assault rifle at a group of people at an apartment complex. Alvarez suspected that some of the group were members of a rival gang. Two of the co-defendants fired handguns. Although ballistics test determined that Alvarez did not fire the fatal bullets, testimony revealed he helped plan the drive-by shooting and supplied one of the cars used. Two people (who were brothers) were killed and 6 were injured by gunfire.

On 06/17/98 Alvarez shot and killed 2 young males with shotguns in an apartment complex in Southwest Houston. The victims were shot at close range in the back and face. In this shooting, Alvarez supplied the shotgun and the same SKS assault rifle. Alvarez was identified at trial as the shooter.

Officers found the shotgun and the SKS assault rifle in his closet. Testimony showed that none of the 4 victims in these incidents were members of the rival gang.

Evidence presented at the punishment faze of the trial showed that Alvarez shot and killed a hispanic in an apparent random attack on 05/30/98 as the victim was driving home on IH-45 in Houston, Texas.

Co-Defendants
Flores, Anna; Juarez, Jose; Trevenio, Jessica

Race and Gender of Victim
Hispanic males (4 victims)