|Charges have been filed against a second suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 6600 Maybank Drive about 2:30 a.m. on September 17.
The suspect, Jorge Antonio Cruz, 20, is charged with capital murder in the 209th State District Court. A previously arrested suspect, Daniel Medrano, 20, is charged with capital murder in the 182nd State District Court. Booking photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.
Two unidentified male suspects remain at-large. They are described only as Hispanic males about 20 years of age. A surveillance photo of a wanted suspect vehicle is attached to this news release. It’s believed the pickup truck has significant damage to the front driver’s side door and the front quarter panel.
The victim is identified as Jordan Capuchino, 20.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R.. Watson and Detective J. Wallschlaeger reported:
HPD officers responded to shooting at the above address and found Mr. Capuchino suffering from a gunshot wound on the roadway, after his vehicle stuck a tree. Paramedics transported him to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Investigators learned the incident started with an armed robbery at a nightclub located at 415 West Little York. Capuchino and witnesses to the robbery pursued two robbery suspect vehicles to 6600 Maybank Drive, where two suspects in the two vehicles shot at Capuchino, striking him.
Further investigation identified Medrano as one of the suspects and officers with the HPD Northwest Crime Suppression Team and the HPD Gang Division’s Crime Reduction Unit arrested him on Sept. 17. He was subsequently charged.
Additional investigation identified Cruz as a second suspect in this case and he was arrested on Wednesday (September 21) without incident.
Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the two other suspects wanted in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
Jorge Antonio Cruz
WANTED SUSPECT VEHICLE
Update: VHS/JKS 9-23-22