3rd UPDATE: Second Suspect Sought in Fatal November 2018 Shooting at 1621 Witte Road

Houston police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a second suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 1621 Witte Road about 8:30 p.m. on November 10, 2018.

The suspect is described only as a Hispanic male in his late teens to early 20s and wearing a red hoodie.

Another suspect, Jose L. Bonilla-Ortiz (H/m, 18), was arrested on November 17, 2018 and charged with murder in the 339th State District Court for his role in the killing of Faruk Bhuiya, 48.

A booking photo of Bonilla-Ortiz, previously released after his arrest, is attached to this news release.

Surveillance video of two wanted suspects was released on Nov. 13 on the HPD YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/1f2uJD_goVk.  Surveillance photos of the suspects were released on Nov. 11 and are attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant E. Attebury and Detective E. Rossow reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at a convenience store at the above address and found Mr. Bhuiya, a store employee, deceased from gunshot wounds.  It is believed he was shot during an attempted robbery.

Further investigation led to the identity of Bonilla-Ortiz (pictured in the dark hoodie in video) as the shooter in this case.  He was taken into custody one week later and subsequently charged.

Anyone with information on the identity of the wanted suspect (in the red hoodie in video) is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Jose L. Bonilla-Ortiz

3rd Update: VHS/JFC  12-11-19
2nd Update JFC/VHS  11-20-18
Update: VHS  11-13-18
VHS   11-11-18
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