September 6, 2011 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and wounding of another at 5903 Glenmont #193 about 5:45 a.m. on Sunday (Sept. 4).
The victim, Roberto Melgar, 33, of Houston, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. A second male suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R.A. Odom and Officer M. R. Coleman reported:
Mr. Melgar and three friends were drinking and playing cards inside an apartment at the above location, when they heard a gunshot outside the residence. An unknown male suspect, armed with a gun, then forced open the door of the apartment and fired several shots, fatally striking Melgar and wounding one of his friends. The suspect fled the scene. Melgar's friends then called 9-1-1.
The suspect is described only as a Hispanic male in his late 20s, with a tattoo on his right forearm.
At this time, there is no known motive for the shooting.
Anyone with information in this case or on the identity of the wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.