Update: Sturm confessed to muder of Fabian to father

Update 3/13/19:

New information on the shooting of Melvin Louis Fabian at the Miori Place Apartments.

We reported back in February that Fabian was shot through his front door and killed by three suspects that were apprehended four days later.

According to an unsealed warrant for Sarah Cisneros Sturm, Sturm was arrested after her father, Ronald Sturm, told Victoria PD that his daughter confessed to the murder.

Ronald Sturm also provided the hand gun used in the shooting, which he says his daughter hid inside an old school bus on the property of Sturm’s grandfather.

The warrant adds Fabian and Sturm’s mother, Jimmie Sturm, had a violent history with each other and states Fabian and Sarah Sturm did not like each other.

You can read the entire arrest warrant below.

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Update 2/8/19:

Three individuals have been arrested connected to the shooting that killed 71-year-old Melvin Louis Fabian.

Juan Jose Morales, 42, of Placedo; Chrissy Rodriguez, 39, of Placedo; and Sarah Delette Sturm Cisneros, 33, of Victoria were all arrested Friday morning and 2:16 a.m.

A search and arrest warrant were executed for a home on the 2200 block of Wayside Drive in Victoria, where all three were taken into custody.

“They saved lives, they did so in a very precision way of executing those warrants and kept people safe,” VPD Chief J. J. Craig said. “Very proud of their efforts as well, in my opinion an excellent example of the teamwork of putting a case like this together.”

Each suspect holds a $100,000 bail and each is charged with homicide.

Officials added that there is forensic evidence that lead them to believe they have all suspects in custody. Officers now know at least one of the suspects was an aquaitance of Mr. Fabian.

The case remains open and will bedelivered to the District Attorney as a criminal investigation.

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Original story 2/4/19:

The Victoria Police Department are continuing their investigation into the shooting of a resident at the Miori Place Apartments early Sunday morning.

VPD responded to the shooting of 71 year old Melvin Louis Fabian at his home around 10:54 am Sunday morning.

Officials say the suspect shot through the victim’s front door, killing him instantly.

Residents at the complex say a person had knocked on multiple doors just before the shooting took place.

VPD is treating the shooting as a homicide.

“Preliminary investigation revealed a homicide due to locating a seventy one year old male deceased inside from apparent gun shot wounds,” explained VPD official Lauren Meaux. “The scene was secured. Investigations personnel responded to the scene, began conducting their investigation and at this time the case is still ongoing.”

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Victoria Crime stoppers at 361-572-4200.