2nd Update on Incident at 8334 Gulf Freeway
May 26, 2006 -- Houston police
homicide investigators are releasing a composite sketch of a suspect
who fatally shot a man at 8334 Gulf Freeway shortly before midnight
on Friday, May 19.
is described as a Hispanic male, 20 to 30 years of age, 160 to
180 pounds, and wearing a light brown shirt and dark pants. He
was seen running to a waiting 1970s or early 1980s two-door Monte
Carlo, burgundy in color with a white vinyl top. The vehicle was
on the north side of a Citgo gas station located on the corner
of the Gulf Freeway and Bellfort. The suspect was seen getting
into the driver's side backseat of the vehicle with two other
Hispanic males inside. On Wednesday (May 24), investigators released
a video of the shooting captured on nearby surveillance cameras.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. W. Belk and
Officers T. W. Miller and M. J. Miller reported:
The victim, Jose G. Perez, 26, who was wearing
an orange and white Astros jersey, along with his wife, four-year-old
daughter and six-month-old son went to the Chilos Seafood Restaurant
to eat dinner and listen to a band. After they left the restaurant,
the victim, who was carrying his son in a baby carrier, placed
the baby in the backseat of the vehicle on the passenger side.
The victim then walked around to the driver's side of the vehicle
to help his daughter get into the backseat. At this time, an unknown
Hispanic male walked up to the victim and shot at him five times,
striking him twice in the right shoulder and upper right back.
The victim then ran a few feet and collapsed on the sidewalk of
the business. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where
he was pronounced dead.
Anyone with information on the identity of the
shooter or suspects in the vehicle is urged to contact the HPD
Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
In addition to the reward monies of up to $5,000 being offered
by Crime Stoppers, Schepps Dairy is offering up to an additional
$10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and indictment
of the suspect.
Updated MES/JFC 5-26-06
For additional information,
please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.