February 20, 2015 - Houston police have released surveillance video and a composite sketch of a possible suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at 720 South Ella Creek about 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday (Feb. 18).
The suspect is described only as a black male, wearing black or dark blue pants, white shoes, and a black hoodie with a single gray stripe running down both sleeves as well as a stripe around the face opening. The surveillance video also shows him wearing a white or gray long-sleeved undershirt. He is about 20 years old, 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build. A sketch of the suspect is included below. The surveillance video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYsCD1Cg13g&feature=youtu.be
The victim, Frank Medrano, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two photos of Mr. Medrano are attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Meeler and Senior Police Officer J. Villareal reported:
Mr. Medrano was working at a new home construction site at the above address when he was shot during an apparent attempted robbery. Several witnesses heard the gunshot and saw a suspect running from the scene.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-3083600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
UPDATE: KJS/JFC 2-20-15
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