Houston Police Department
Update: Suspects Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 11718 Hempstead Highway
April 17, 2012 - Charges have been filed against four suspects arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 11718 Hempstead Hghway about 10:30 p.m. on April 4.
Three of the suspects, Carlos Daniel Fernandez (H/m, DOB: 8-28-93), Micheal Alexander Correa (H/m, DOB: 5-27-94) and Marilyn Ashley Villarreal (H/f, DOB: 12-01-93) are charged with capital murder in the 183rd State District Court. A fourth suspect, a female, 16, will be referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation authorities on a charge of capital murder.
Due to on-going investigations, no photos of the suspects are available at this time.
The victim, Pedro Miguel Rosales Ramos, 32, of the above address, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Harris and Senior Police Officer M. Waters reported:
According to witnesses, Mr. Ramos was heard arguing in the parking lot at the above location. At some point, Ramos was fatally shot in the chest.
Further investigation led to the identification of the four suspects after the juvenile was shot in a recent home invasion in Harris County. Information obtained as a result of this incident led investigators to the three additional suspects. Carlos Fernandez has confessed to fatally shooting Ramos. The juvenile has confessed to discharging a shotgun during the robbery, but did not wound anyone. Marilyn Villarreal has confessed to driving the car used in the robbery. Micheal Correa has confessed to being armed during the robbery and to taking a one dollar bill from Ramos.
At least some of the suspects are believed to be responsible for additional robberies and home invasions in Houston and Harris County. Those investigations are continuing.
The investigation also revealed the motive for the robbery was Ramos' cash (one dollar), not a bicycle or cooked chicken as was intitially told to investigators. The bicycle belonged to another homeless man and the chicken was eaten by other homeless individuals in the area.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.