Houston Police Department
Additional Photos of Male Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 8520 Pitner

November 13, 2012 - Houston police homicide investigators have released additional photos of a male wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of a woman at 8520 Pitner about 11 a.m. on Thursday (Nov. 8). 

The suspect is described only as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, with a slender build. 

A new photo of the suspect is attached.  He is believed to have been driving a tan Chevrolet Trailblazer, and wearing a Nike Air Jumbo Jumper hoodie and Jordan shorts.  Photos of similar clothing items are also attached.   Surveillance video of the male is posted on the HPD YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ2TY1L4QhI&feature=plcp

The victim, Vanessa Rodriguez, 23, of the above address, suffered several gunshot wounds and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Meeler and Senior Police Officer J. Villareal reported: 

HPD patrol officers responded to the above address after Ms. Rodriguez called 9-1-1 and reported she had been shot.  Officers arrived and found Rodriguez on the floor of her apartment.  She was then transported to the hospital where she died.  Rodriguez's one-year-old child was found unharmed inside the apartment. 

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. 


Suspect entering apartment complex DorseySuspect entering apartment complex
Photo of suspect's tan Chevrolet Trailblazer
Photo of suspect's tan Chevrolet Trailblazer
Similar Nike Air Jumbo Jordan hoodieSimilar Nike Air Jumbo Jordan hoodie
Similar Nike Jordan shorts
Similar Nike Jordan shorts
Similar Chevrolet TrailblazerSimilar Chevrolet Trailblazer

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