Update on Incident at 140 Hardwicke Road
January 13, 2006 -- Houston
police homicide investigators have released a composite sketch
of a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man and woman at
140 Hardwicke Road about 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 10).
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in
his 20s, anywhere from 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 8 inches tall and 150
pounds. He has short black hair, a light mustache, a thin build,
and was wearing a plaid shirt. The suspect was seen fleeing in
an early 1990s model, blue Ford Tempo with damage to the hood
and excessive smoke coming from the exhaust pipe.
Click here for
composite sketch of suspect.
Click here for photo of vehicle
similar to the wanted car.
One victim, J. Felix Valdez, 29, of 6525 Redding
Springs, suffered gunshot wounds to the face and chest. The other
victim, Concepsion Vazquez, 44, of 6931 Winding Trace, suffered
gunshot wounds to her head and face. Both victims were pronounced
dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant E.S. Mehl and
Officer M.F. Waters reported:
The victims operated the "Discoteca Y Novedades"
Video Store at 140 Hardwicke Road. They were shot multiple times
by an unknown Hispanic male suspect who fled the scene in a vehicle
driven by a second Hispanic male suspect. Investigators have not
determined a motive for the shooting, but said robbery might have
been a motive.
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime
Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update JFC/RMM 1-13-06
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.