Houston police homicide detectives have released surveillance photos of a suspect’s vehicle wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of a man transported to a hospital at 6011 West Sam Houston Parkway South about 12:40 a.m. on June 29.
The vehicle is described as a 2016 or 2017 white Honda Accord with a dark colored front bumper. The vehicle has chrome door handles, 5-spoke wheel rims. The vehicle may have a black replacement bumper because it was previously involved in a crash. A surveillance photo of the vehicle and a stock photo of a similar vehicle are attached to this news release.
The victim, Xavier Portillo, 17, suffered at least one gunshot wound.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Burrow and K. Daignault reported:
A witness stated Mr. Portillo was inside a vehicle at the intersection of Beechnut and Boone Road when individuals in another vehicle (white Honda Accord) pulled up alongside his vehicle. At some point, someone inside the Honda fired shots and struck Portillo. Someone in Portillo’s vehicle drove him to Altus Houston Hospital at 6011 West Sam Houston Parkway where Portillo was pronounced deceased.
The motive for the shooting is currently unknown, but may have involved a road rage incident. The Honda was reportedly driven by a woman, and the shooter was reportedly a passenger described only as a black male in his 20s.
Anyone with information on the wanted vehicle or suspect(s) is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Surveillance Photo of Wanted Vehicle
Stock Photo of 2016-17 Honda Accord