Houston Police Department
Surveillance Video in Fatal Shooting Investigation at 4401 West 18th

August 8, 2012 - Houston police homicide investigators have released surveillance video in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a man at 4401 West 18th Street about 2:15 a.m. on Monday (August 6).


Houston police homicide investigators have released surveillance video in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a man at 4401 West 18th Street about 2:15 a.m. on Monday (August 6).

The victim, Ricardo Gomez, 19, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported in a private vehicle to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Surveillance video of portions of the incident leading to the shooting can be viewed on the HPD YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJpBD-gHZ30&feature=plcp. In addition, a surveillance photo of the wanted suspect's vehicle is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Chandler and Senior Police Officer K. Carr reported:

After leaving the El Chaparral nightclub, several individuals stopped at the Shell service station at the above address. While attempting to buy items at the window, two males got into an argument that escalated into a large physical altercation in the parking lot. At that time, the unknown male suspect pulled a gun and began firing into the crowd. Mr. Gomez was struck and then driven to the hospital in a private vehicle.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, with close cut hair, facial hair on his chin, tattoos on both arms and a medium build. He was wearing a red shirt and blue jeans. The male fled the scene in a white Chevrolet Silverado extended cab, stepside pickup truck that has speciality chrome or polished aluminum rims.


Suspect Truck

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/JKS 8-8-12
Inc. #099369312

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