POLICE Department

2nd Update: Wanted Fugitive Sought in December 2014 Murder

December 15, 2016 - Houston police are asking for the public's help in locating a suspect who pleaded guilty to the fatal shooting of a man found at 6600 Harbor Town Drive about 1:45 p.m. on December 28, 2014.  

The suspect, Jose Luis Hernandez (H/m, 22), is charged with murder in the 338th State District Court for his role in the killing of Bryan Blanco, 17.  

A photo of the wanted suspect is attached to this news release.  

Another suspect, Frank Marinero (H/m, 23), is charged with murder in the same court and has been sentenced to 99 years for his role in Mr. Blanco's murder.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants C. Sturdivant, C. Smith, T. Pool, Senior Police Officers D. Arnold and K. Lovelace and Officer S. Sylvester reported:  

Mr. Blanco was discovered by passers-by in a park at the above address.  The witnesses then called 9-1-1.  HFD paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Blanco deceased.  He had suffered gunshot wounds.  Further investigation led to the identities of Hernandez and Marinero as suspects in this case and they were arrested without incident and charged on June 27, 2015.  

Jose Luis Hernandez, who is a Mexican national, failed to appear for his sentencing hearing today (December 15) and is believed to be headed to Mexico.  

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

suspect Jose Luis Hernandez

2nd Update: VHS/KJS 12-15-16
Update JFC/VHS 6-30-15
VHS/KJS 12-29-14
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.