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Update on Incident at 500 West Crosstimbers

December 28, 2005 -- Houston police homicide investigators have released a composite sketch of one of two suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 500 West Crosstimbers about 8 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2005.

Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male between 20 to 30 years old, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall. He has a skinny build, thin mustache and a goatee. Suspect #2 is a Hispanic male between 20-30 years old and wearing a hooded sweatshirt. A composite sketch of suspect #1 is attached to this news release.

The victim is identified as Patrick Rios, 19, of 500 West Crosstimbers #22.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.K. Peters and Officer A.J. Palos reported:

Patrick Rios was in or near his vehicle in the parking lot of an apartment complex when two unknown Hispanic male suspects approached him and demanded his car keys and his jewelry. One suspect produced a handgun and shot Rios. Both suspects fled the scene on foot. Rios was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he later died.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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