POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7827 Elvera

November 9, 2015 - Houston police are asking for the public's help in locating a male wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of a woman and juvenile female found at 7827 Elvera about 12:10 p.m. last Friday (Nov. 6).

The wanted male, Jonathan Figueroa (H/m, 23), is believed to have headed to the Mexican border driving in a 2004 maroon Ford Taurus with Texas license plates CTS3225.

A photo of Figueroa is attached to this news release.  He is wanted for questioning in the deaths of Veronica Mercado, 26, and Linette Cano, who would have turned 2 years old on November 21.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.A. Holbrook and Officer K. McDonald reported:

The suspect entered Ms. Mercado's residence and fired multiple shots striking both female victims, who were pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jonathan Figueroa is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Jonathan Figueroa

Jonathan Figueroa
JFC/VHS    11-9-15
Inc #143083815 

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.