Third Update on Incident at 13502 Almeda Road

July 18, 2007 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the capital murder of a local nightclub owner at 13502 Almeda Road on June 11, about 1:15 a.m. Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the remaining wanted suspect.

The first suspect, William Michael Procter (w/m, DOB: 8-16-78), is charged with capital murder in the 248th State District Court.

The second suspect is described as a dark skinned black male, 20 to 25 years of age, 5 feet to 5 feet 2 inches tall with a muscular build. He has short curly hair and a very distinctive nose that looks “smashed in”.

Both suspects fled the scene in a dark colored 4-door compact vehicle.

The victim, Rosendo Perales Rios, 49, of 2132 Kilkenny, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he later died.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.W. Belk and Officers M.J. Miller and A. Brown reported:

Mr. Rios attempted to defend a female employee as she was being robbed inside a taqueria stand located on the parking lot of his nightclub. He was shot as he exited the club through a side door. The second suspect robbed another victim in the parking lot before both suspects fled in a dark colored, four-door compact vehicle.

Procter was arrested and charged after a tip was generated as a result of a press conference held at HPD Headquarters. Investigators are still searching for the second suspect and/or any other robbery victim that was present at the parking lot of Mi Ranchito nightclub during the murder of Mr. Rios.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

3rd Update: JGA/VHS 7-18-07
2nd Update: JGA/GO 6-25-07
Update: GO/JFC 6-14-07
GO/JFC 6-11-07
Inc #085877507

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.