When Walter Solorzano was shot to death in Galveston on March 5, 2000, there were dozens of people who saw what happened. Crowds were out celebrating Mardi Gras: Drinking and partying, until the night turned deadly.
You’d think solving a murder case like this one would be easy. But, no one wanted to cooperate. The case went cold.
Now, 18 years later, investigators retested a palm print collected from the crime scene and this case could be on its way to being solved.
“I’d say it’s gone from cold to lukewarm,” said Detective Derek Gaspard with the Galveston Police Department.
Gaspard walked through the case with ABC13 as it played out that March evening.
“Traffic was literally stopped on Broadway,” he said, showing us pictures of a road with yellow tape blocking traffic.
Solorzano was headed home to Houston with buddies after a night out. Their car was stopped. A group of guys approached and started