Photos Released in Fatal Shooting at 9004 North Freeway

June 12, 2008 - Houston police homicide investigators have released photos they hope will lead to the identity of a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at 9004 North Freeway about 10:40 p.m. on Sunday (June 8).

The suspect is described only as a black male, 18 to 20 years of age, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build and a dark complexion. He was wearing a dark colored sweat suit with a matching stripe down the pants’ legs and the jacket sleeves, and a dark colored Houston Astros baseball cap with a blue star on the front. The suspect was seen leaving in a 1996-98 dark four-door Cadillac. Photos of a likeness of the vehicle and the baseball cap are attached to this news release.

Suspect Vehicle

Suspect Baseball Cap






The victim, identified as Jorge Hernandez, 31, of Houston, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Brooks, M. W. McStravick, P. J. LeBlanc and Senior Police Officer M. Waters reported:

Mr. Hernandez, a fuel truck driver, was delivering fuel to a Mobil station at 9004 North Freeway when he was approached by a male suspect who tried to rob him. As both men struggled, the suspect shot Hernandez several times. The suspect then fled the scene in a dark Cadillac driven by an unknown second black male suspect.

Anyone with information on this case or on the identity of the wanted suspects is urged to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update JFC/GO
VHS/JFC 6-9-08
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.

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