Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 5612 Newport Drive

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 5612 Newport Drive that occurred about 7 p.m. on Sunday (August 8).

The deceased victim is identified as Albert Castillo, Jr., 22.

A second victim, Albert Castillo, Sr, 39, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives L. Palma and B. Stephens reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at the above address and found Castillo, Sr. with a gunshot wound to the arm and Castillo, Jr. deceased from a gunshot wound to the upper torso.

The suspect is described only as a white or light-skinned Hispanic male, thin with an athletic build, short back or brown hair, a tattoo sleeve on his left arm and a thin beard.  He was armed with an AR-15 style rifle and was last seen traveling eastbound on Newport Drive toward the North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45).

At this time, there is no known motive.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

VHS/JKS  8-9-21
Inc. #106921821