John Black

Jonathon Black


Nathan Trevino

Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 13126 Joliet about 9 p.m. last Friday (Dec. 7).

Jonathon Raymond Black (w/m, DOB: 11-9-94) and Nathan Mark Trevino (H/m, DOB: 7-20-94) are charged with capital murder. Black is charged in the 262nd State District Court and Trevino is charged in the 208th State District Court. Photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.

The victim, Eric Xabier Cruz, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Brooks, C. Cegielski and Officers M. Chaney and J. Dominguez reported:

According to witnesses, a black truck pulled up and parked in front of a residence at the above address. Mr. Cruz, who was having an argument with an unknown suspect inside the truck, then exited the vehicle. At some point, the suspect fired several shots from inside the vehicle and fatally struck Cruz. The vehicle then fled the scene.

Further investigation determined Cruz and a friend picked up two people in order to engage in a drug deal. Because the two men did not have money to pay for the drug transaction, they planned to rob Cruz and his friend. Cruz was shot at the above location and his friend kidnapped and beaten at gunpoint. The suspects then fled in Cruz’s black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The kidnapped male was able to escape while the pickup truck was stopped at a red light.

The investigation led to the identification of Trevino and Black as suspects in this case and, on Tuesday (Dec. 12), they were arrested without incident.


  1. Ariel December 14, 2012 8:47 pm 

    My cousin, would not do this……… I miss You Nathan.

  2. wanda December 15, 2012 11:11 pm 

    HE DID!!!!!

  3. wanda December 15, 2012 11:15 pm 

    eric was like a son to me a girl a
    on the way 2 baby bosys at home wat are these kids gunna do witout there father?why would nathon and jonathon take his life?I hopw and pray they get death!!!!!

  4. Karen December 30, 2012 9:37 pm 

    i miss you so much eric , fuck these hoe ass niggas.

  5. maria January 5, 2013 6:00 pm 

    fuk them hoe ass niggas… we all pray to god they kill them in jail they deserve it … we miss you eric …. we all love you…

  6. Melly February 5, 2013 11:19 pm 

    I hope dey get wat dey deserve and be someones bitch taking away a father of 3 an also my bestfriend ! I love u bff !

  7. Lucas Jackson February 6, 2013 10:42 am 

    Should be upgraded to Capital Murder since robbery was also involved.

  8. Kristy August 27, 2013 6:01 am 

    If ERIC wasn’t a fucking loser and dealing drugs, he would not have been put in this situation. So in somewhat of a way, its partially his own fault hes dead. This is just a lesson to ALL drug users and dealers, YOU COULD GET YOURSELF KILLED!!

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