POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 8132 Ogden Street

November 28, 2018 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a woman found at 8132 Ogden Street about 4:40 p.m. on Monday (November 26).

The suspect, Jose Angel Martinez-Espinosa (H/m, 45), is charged with murder in the 180th State District Court.  He is NOT in custody and is wanted in the killing of his wife, Ninfa Macias Martinez, 40, of the above address.

A recent photo of suspect Martinez-Espinosa is attached to this news release.  Investigators believe his hair is a little shorter at this time. 

HPD Homicide Division Detectives R. Moss and E. May reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address.  Upon arrival, they found Mrs. Martinez deceased inside the residence.  She was shot multiple times and was initially found by a family friend.  

Based upon witness statements, it is believed the incident occurred earlier in the day, possibly some time in the morning.

Further investigation led to the identity of the suspect as Martinez-Espinosa.  He is described as being 5 feet 5 inches tall with a skinny build.  He is believed to be driving a black 2006 Nissan Altima with paper license plates.  It is possible Martinez-Espinosa will flee or has fled to Mexico.

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

Jose Angel Martinez-Espinosa
Jose Angel Martinez-Espinosa

Update: JFC 11-28-18
KJS/JFC 11-27-18
Inc. #149323618

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