Houston Police Department
2ND UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 8510 Almeda Genoa

September 04, 2013 - A suspect wanted and charged in the fatal shooting of a woman at 8510 Almeda Genoa about 6:45 p.m. last Friday (Aug. 30) has been arrested. 

The suspect, Obed Joseph Rodriguez (H/m, DOB: 5-8-93), was taken into custody on Tuesday (Sept. 3) without incident.  He is charged with capital murder in the 176th State District Court in the killing of Yolanda Yepez Lara, 37, of Pasadena.  An unknown male suspect, also wanted for his involvement in the incident, remains at large.   

A photo of suspect Rodriguez and surveillance photos of the unknown wanted suspect are attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. French and Officers D. Fontenot, E. Zugner and J. Saldana reported:

Two Hispanic male suspects entered the Monroe Game Room at the above address after the security guard opened the door to the business.  Both suspects immediately produced pistols, forced the security guard to the ground and began to rob the business.  They ordered customers and employees to the ground.  During the robbery, one of the suspects fatally shot Ms. Lara, an employee of the game room.  The suspects then fled the scene on foot.

Further investigation identified Rodriguez as the suspect who shot Lara.  He was taken into custody by the HPD Westside Patrol Division Tactical Unit and members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force.  

Anyone with information on the identity of the second wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS

Surveillance photo of the unknown, wanted suspect
Surveillance photo of the unknown, wantedsuspect
Surveillance photo of the unknown, wantedsuspect
Surveillance photo of the unknown, wantedsuspect
Obed Rodriguez
Obed Rodriguez

2nd Update: VHS/KJS 9-4-13
Update: JKS/JFC 9-3-13
JFC 9-2-13
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.