UPDATE: Suspect Charged, Wanted in May Fatal Shooting at 979 Grenshaw Street

Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in a shooting incident that resulted in the death of a male and the wounding of another at 979 Grenshaw Street about 10:40 p.m. on May 12.

The suspect, Isaac Nathaniel Rapalo, 18, is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 339th State District Court. Photos of Rapalo, who is not in custody, are attached to this news release.

The deceased male is identified as Benjamin Mead Jr., 18.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Roberts and Detective L. Lange reported:

Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 9700 block of Maxroy Road and, upon arrival, found two males (later identified as Mead and Rapalo) inside a silver Chevrolet sedan that had crashed into a tree.  Mead was pronounced decased at the scene.  Rapalo was transported by paramedics to an area hospital where he was treated and released.

Further investigation revealed Mead and Rapalo were attempting to commit a robbery at a park at 979 Grenshaw Street. At least one of the three individuals who were robbed fired shots at the suspects, striking them. Mead and Rapalo fled the location and subsequently crashed on Maxroy Road.

Investigators consulted with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and charges were subsequently filed against Rapalo.  He remains at-large.

The shooting incident will be presented to a Harris County grand jury.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Isaac Nathaniel Rapalo or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Isaac Nathaniel Rapalo (WANTED SUSPECT)

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