Houston Police Department
Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 9051 Spikewood

June 24, 2015 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 9051 Spikewood about 12:10 p.m. on Tuesday (June 23).

The suspect, Rodney Jackson, (b/m, 49), is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Jason S. Yanko, 40, of Houston, who died at the scene.

A photo of suspect Jackson is attached to this news release.

suspect Rodney Jackson

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Hassig and Officer T. Ferguson reported:

Mr. Yanko was Jackson's supervisor at Val-Fit, Inc. and told Jackson he was being terminated from the company. Jackson then left the building, went to his vehicle, and retrieved a handgun. Jackson returned to the front door of the business where Yanko stopped him before he could re-enter the building. Jackson then shot Yanko several times and fled the scene in a stolen company vehicle, described as a white Ford F-350 flatbed pickup truck with Texas license plates BN8-1425.

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

VHS/KJS 6-24-15
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.