Houston Police Department
2ND UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 10470 West Bellfort

September 09, 2013 - A suspect wanted and charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 10470 West Bellfort about 9 p.m. on Aug. 25 has been arrested.  

The suspect, Jesus Francisco Morales (H/m, DOB: 8-18-95), was taken into custody on Saturday (Sept. 7).  Morales is charged with murder in the 184th State District Court.  He is accused in the killing of Carlos Morales (no relation), 33, of Houston, who was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  A second suspect, described only as a Hispanic male wearing a dark blue polo shirt and light blue shorts, also remains at large.  

A photo of Morales and a surveillance photo of the unidentified suspect are attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer C. Scales and Officer T. Ferguson reported:  

Carlos Morales and an unknown male suspect got into an argument in front of a convenience store at the above address.  At some point, a third person gave a gun to the suspect, who then shot Carlos several times and fled the scene in an unknown direction.  Carlos was taken to the hospital where he later died.  

Further investigation and evidence obtained identified Jesus Morales as the shooter in this case. Morales voluntarily turned himself in to police and admitted to his involvment in the shooting.  

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

Jesus Francisco Morales
Jesus Francisco Morales
Unidentified suspect
Unidentified suspect

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