UPDATE: Suspect Charged, Wanted in November Fatal Shooting at 4800 West 34th Street

Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 4800 West 34th Street about 3:50 a.m. on November 12, 2023.

The suspect, Joseph Refugio Ramos, 18, is charged with murder in the 488th State District Court.  A photo of Ramos, who is not in custody, is attached to this news release.

The victim is identified as Dominique Rice, 26.  HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Persad and Detective L. Gonzales reported: HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Rice lying on the sidewalk.  He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Rice deceased. A witness was walking with Rice when a vehicle drove up and several suspects exited the vehicle.  As the suspects confronted Rice, one of them produced a pistol and then shot him multiple times.  The suspects then fled the scene in the vehicle. The witness ran and was not injured.

Further investigation developed Ramos as one of the suspects.  On Tuesday (Jan. 2), he was charged in the shooting.  Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joseph Ramos or on identities of other suspects in the case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


WANTED:  Joseph Refugio Ramos

Update: JFC/VHS  1-3-24VHS/SOA 11-13-23Inc. #161942923