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Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 8104 West Tidwell

May 4, 2011 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 8104 West Tidwell about 9 p.m. on Sunday (May 1).

Jose Rodrigo Romero (H/m, DOB: 3-13-68) is charged with murder in the 174th State District Court.  A photo of Romero is attached to this news release.

The victim, Carlos Melendez-Solis, 46, of Houston, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants K. Tolls, J. Padilla, Senior Police Officer R. Bolton and Officer K. Meek reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at a sports bar at the above location and found Mr. Melendez-Solis lying on the sidewalk in front of the bar.  He was then taken to the hospital where he later died.

Further investigation identified Romero as the suspect in the shooting.  According to witnesses, Romero refused to be searched by Melendez-Solis, who was a security guard at the sports bar.  Romero shot Melendez-Solis multiple times before fleeing the scene.

Investigators arrested Romero on Tuesday (May 3) without incident.

Jose Rodrigo Romero
Jose Rodrigo Romero

KJS/JFC  5-4-11
VHS/JFC  5-2-11
Inc. #055421711

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