Incident at 5135 North Freeway
November 15, 2005 -- A suspect
has been arrested and charged in the fatal stabbing of a man and
wounding of a woman at 5135 North Freeway #69 about 1:20 a.m.
on Sunday (Nov. 13).
The deceased victim is identified as John Melchor,
46, of 707 Eubanks. He was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General
Hospital. The female victim, Sallie Millan, 37, lives in the apartment
where the incident occurred.
The suspect, Tommie Rodriguez (H/m, DOB 1-20-58),
has been charged with murder in the 178th State District Court.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.T. Parker and
Officer C.L. Scales reported:
Officers responded to a family disturbance call
at the apartment and found a male and female had been stabbed
and a second male had suffered minor injuries. The female victim
was treated at and released from an area hospital. Further investigation
revealed the suspect fatally stabbed his brother-in-law. The suspect
was arrested following treatment for his injuries.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.