Houston police are searching for a wanted suspect charged in the fatal stabbing of a man and the assault of another man at 3000 Durwood Street about 10 p.m. on Sunday (March 6).
The suspect, Edwin Henriquez-Cuellar is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 185th State District Court. A photo of Henriquez-Cuellar, who is not in custody, is attached to this news release.
Henriquez-Cuellar is charged in the death of Alejandro Mejia, 36, and the assault of a second victim, 20.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Horn and Detective J. Escobar reported:
Officers responded to a stabbing at the above address and found Mr. Mejia lying in the roadway. He had suffered a stab wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene by Houston Fire Department paramedics.
Further investigation and witness statements revealed Mr. Mejia was dating Henriquez-Cuellar’s ex-girlfriend, who had a juvenile daughter with Henriquez-Cuellar. The two men began arguing through phone/text messages after Mejia accused Henriquez-Cuellar of not caring for his daughter. Henriquez-Cuellar then drove to his ex-girlfriend’s residence and drove away with his juvenile daughter once she got into his pickup truck. The girl then called, stating she had been taken from the residence. Mejia, the juvenile’s older brother (other assaulted male), and other members of the girl’s family began searching for her and Henriquez-Cuellar.
As Henriquez-Cuellar drove through the neighborhood questioning his daughter, she opened the door and asked to be let go. Henriquez-Cuellar stopped the truck and allowed her to get out. Henriquez-Cuellar drove away and several blocks away was confronted by Mejia and the girl’s family at the above address. Witnesses stated Henriquez-Cuellar exited his truck holding a large knife and swung it at the second male and then stabbed Mejia, who collapsed in the roadway.
Henriquez-Cuellar fled in his vehicle, described as a blue Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, on Durwood Street and then turned northbound on Bentley Street. The suspect is also known to drive a red Dodge Ram pickup truck with Texas license plates #FPR-3717. A photo of the Dodge pickup truck is attached to this news release.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Henriquez-Cuellar or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Red Dodge Ram Pickup Truck