Houston Police Department
Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 5757 Guhn Road

March 15, 2012 - Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 5757 Guhn Road on Sunday (March 11).

Rodney Wayne Allen (b/m, DOB: 10-15-90) was taken into custody on Wednesday (March 14).  Allen is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court in the killing of Jonathan Diles, 38, of the above address.

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

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Meeler and Senior Police Officer X. Avila reported:

Officers responded to a shooting call at the Villa Anita apartments at the above address and discovered Mr. Diles on a sidewalk in the apartment complex.

Witnesses stated there was an altercation between Diles and Allen.  Allen was a guest at Diles' apartment when he got into an altercation with a female also visiting Diles.  As Diles attempted to break up the argument, Allen began damaging the apartment.  When Diles asked Allen to leave the apartment, Allen pulled a gun and shot him.  Allen then fled the scene.

Further investigation obtained information on Allen's whereabouts and he was subsequently arrested by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force at an apartment in the 9700 block of Meadowglen. 

Rodney Wayne Allen
Rodney Wayne Allen

Update: VHS/KJS 3-15-12
JFC/VHS 3-12-12
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