UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 9278 Eastex Freeway

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 9278 Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) service road about 2:20 p.m. on July 27.

The suspect, Timothy Anderson, 31, is charged with capital murder in the 487th State District Court.  A booking photo of Anderson is attached to this news release.

The victim is identified as Armando Rodriguez, Jr., 33.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Lamont and Detective R. Waterwall reported:

Officers responded to a robbery call in the parking lot of a business at the above address and found the victim with at least one gunshot wound.  Paramedics transported the man to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses stated a black male suspect in his 30s robbed the victim, then shot him and then stole the victim’s vehicle, a 2007 white Honda Accord with Texas license plates MPT-2517.

Further investigation identified Anderson as the suspect in this case.  Anderson was arrested last Thursday (October 12) by the HPD Crime Reduction Unit on an unrelated charge.  Anderson spoke with homicide detectives and he was subsequently charged for his role in the shooting.

Timothy Anderson

Update: VHS/JKS  10-18-23
JFC/VHS  7-28-23
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