POLICE Department

Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 5500 Desoto Street

September 22, 2020 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the death of a woman that occurred at 5500 De Soto Street about 7:10 a.m. Saturday (September 19). 

The suspect, Alexis Armando Rojas-Mendez (H/m, 23), is charged with murder in the 183rd State District Court.  A photo of Rojas-Mendez, who is not in custody, is not available at time.

He is accused in the death Ashley M. Garcia, 27, who was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. Murdock and Detective R. Rivera reported:

Officers responded to a report of a deceased female at an apartment at the above address.  Upon arrival they found Ms. Garcia had suffered severe trauma to her head and body and determined she had been severely beaten. 

Further investigation identified Rojas-Mendez, Garcia's boyfriend, as a suspect in this case.  He was subsequently charged and remains at large.  

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

Alexis Armando Rojas Mendez
Alexis Armando Rojas Mendez

JKS/VHS 9-22-20
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.