|Houston police have released surveillance photos of two suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 12929 Northwest Freeway ((U.S. Highway 290) service road about 6:10 pm. on Monday (February 21).
The suspects are described only as two black males. One suspect was wearing a gray Affliction shirt and the other suspect was wearing a black Rolling Stones hoodie and black pants. Surveillance photos of both suspects and the vehicle they fled in are attached to this news release.
The identity of the victim, 42, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Detectives B. Stephens and C. Vaughn reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting in a parking lot of a motel at the above address and found the victim lying on the ground. Witnesses stated they heard gunshots and saw a white U-Haul van, with Arizona license plates AL3-4831, flee the scene, leaving the victim’s body behind. Houston Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
A preliminary investigation and evidence from the scene determined the victim pulled into the parking lot in his own vehicle with the two male suspects, who were driving the white van. The two males got into the victim’s car for a short period of time. The suspects then exited the vehicle and were seen holding pistols. The suspect in the gray shirt held a bag the victim tried to get back. While holding him at gunpoint, the suspect pulled the bag from the victim and threw it into an open window of the van. The suspect in the hoodie then got into a struggle with the victim while also pointing a pistol at him.
As the suspect struggled with the victim, the first suspect reached into the victim’s vehicle, grabbed a backpack and took it with him to the van. During the struggle, the suspect shot the victim and then struck him with the van as they fled the scene southbound on the Northwest Freeway service road.
Anyone with information on the wanted suspects or vehicle in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.