Suspect Charged, Two Sought in Fatal Shooting at 390 Aldine Bender

September 8, 2009 - Charges have been filed against one of three suspects believed responsible for the fatal shooting of a man at 390 Aldine Bender about 10 p.m. on August 31.

Joseph, Vondra Aka: Gunplay 1-24-1980 5'10 160 LbsNelson, Neiman Aka: Nemo 11-19-1989 5'7 140 lbsOne suspect, Dontreal D. Brown (b/m, DOB: 5-18-91), is charged with capital murder in the 184th State District Court. Brown, currently in custody on an unrelated aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, is accused in the killing of Joe Fernandes, 54, of Sugar Land. Mr Fernandes suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other persons of interest, Neiman Nelson (b/m, DOB: 11-19-89) and Vondra M. Joseph (b/m, DOB: 1-24-89), are wanted for questioning in this case. Photos of both males are attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers T. W. Miller and M. J. Miller reported:

Three unknown male suspects dressed in dark clothing entered the Siesta Food Mart at 390 Aldine Bender and robbed the store clerk, Mr. Fernandes, at gunpoint. At some point during the robbery, one of the suspects fatally shot Fernandes. The three suspects then left the store and got into an older model, gold or tan four-door vehicle parked on the side of the store in the 15900 block of Cotillion Drive. The suspects were last seen driving southbound on Cotillion Drive.

Further investigation developed information that identified Brown as a suspect in this case. Brown admitted to investigators his involvement in this case.

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

2nd Update: VHS/JFC 9-8-09
Update: KJS/JFC 9-1-09
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