Update on Incident at 8501 Broadway
February 1, 2005 -- Charges
have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting
of a man in his apartment at 8501 Broadway about 9:20 a.m. on
The suspect, identified as Luis
Uriel Castillo (H/m, DOB 6-22-86), has been
charged with capital murder in the 263rd State District Court.
He is wanted
in the killing of Cornelius B. Ray, 24, a student at Texas Southern
University. Castillo is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about
Investigators believe he fled Houston, possibly to another state
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.O. Scott and Officer C.L. Scales
Ray's friends became concerned when they had
not heard from him for a few
days. After repeated phone calls went unanswered for days, friends
Ray's apartment complex and asked the manager to check on his
entering the apartment, they discovered Ray's body on the bedroom
blunt trauma to the head. Ray's friends last spoke with him on
January 9. He advised them he was getting together with someone
he had met on
an Internet chat room.
The motive in Ray's murder appears to be robbery.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of
Luis Uriel Castillo is urged to
contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers
JFC/MES update 2-1-05
Inc # 006847605
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.