Two Suspects Charged, Wanted in October Shooting at 9201 Veterans Memorial Drive

Charges have been filed against two suspects wanted in the shooting of a man at 9201 Veterans Memorial Drive about 11:55 p.m. on October 16, 2022.

The suspects, Manel Alexander Jandres Canas, 23, and Juan Antonio Alvarez Guevara, 23, are each charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 337th State District Court. They are not in custody. Photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.

The victim, 24, suffered a non life-threatening gunshot wound.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives J. Cimeni and C. Johnson reported:

The victim was in the driver’s seat of his vehicle in a park at the above address when two Hispanic male suspects approached his vehicle. One suspect, armed with a knife, approached a front seat passenger and the second suspect, armed with a gun, approached the victim. Gunfire was then exchanged between the victim and the suspects.

The victim fled the scene in his vehicle and pulled into a nearby gas station where he was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The suspects also pulled into the same gas station. Paramedics transported one of them (later learned to be Canas) to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

Further investigation identified the suspects in this case and both were charged for their roles in the shooting. Both Manuel Canas and Juan Guevara remain at large.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Canas and/or Guevara is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

WANTED: Juan Antonio Alvarez Guevara

WANTED: Manuel Alexander Jandres Canas

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