Incident at 6800 Wilcrest

November 15, 2007 - Charges are pending against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a woman at 6800 Wilcrest about 9:35 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 14).

The suspect, Ruy Perez (H/m, DOB: 11-19-81), faces a possible murder charge in the killing of his estranged wife, Laela Perez, 26, of 11006 Hazen. Ms. Perez suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants O. Chandler and M. Dillingham reported:

Ms. Perez was sitting inside her vehicle at the intersection of Wilcrest and Bellaire, waiting for the light to change when her estranged husband, Ruy Perez, pulled up in a separate vehicle and fired multiple shots at her vehicle. Ruy Perez then fled the scene east on Bellaire in an older model navy blue Honda Accord.

Investigators were told the Perezes had been having marital problems and had discussed the possibility of getting divorced.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of suspect Ruy Perez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

GO/JFC 11-15-07
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