October 15, 2012 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the death of one woman found at 24000 Katy Freeway (West Interstate Highway 10) and wounding of a second woman found at 20900 Katy Freeway about 8:40 p.m. last Thursday (Oct. 11).
The suspect, Noe Aranda (H/m, DOB: 5-31-80), is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 184th State District Court. Aranda is wanted for his role in the death of one woman, 22, and serious injuries inflicted on another woman, 21. The identity of the deceased victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The surviving victim remains in stable condition at an area hospital. Aranda shot both women several times.
A photo of suspect Aranda is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Parker and Senior Police Officer S. Straughter reported:
HPD patrol officers, along with Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies, responded to a scene that appeared to be an accident at 24000 Katy Freeway in which a female was struck by several vehicles.
Further investigation determined persons inside a blue Dodge Magnum had gotten into an argument. At some point, a weapon was produced and a woman either jumped or was pushed from the vehicle traveling westbound in the 20900 block of the Katy Freeway. This woman was transported to the hospital. A second woman from the same vehicle was either pushed or jumped from the vehicle in the 24000 block of the Katy Freeway. She was struck by several vehicles and died at the scene.
Aranda, the driver of the Magnum, remains at large. His vehicle was recovered the day of the incident.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of suspect Noe Aranda is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update JFC/KJS 10-15-12
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