POLICE Department

2nd Update: Suspects Arrested, Charged in Man's Death at 1900 Dorsett

August 4, 2021 - Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in the death of a man at 1900 Dorsett about 12:50 a.m. on June 7.  

The suspects, Jose Ivan Mendoza (H/m, 37) and Manuel Mendoza Perales (H/m, 34), are charged with murder in the 208th and the 182nd State District Courts, respectively.  Both are accused in the death of Jesus Salgado, 49, who suffered stab wounds to his abdomen and burns over almost his entire body.  He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased on June 15.  

Booking photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook and Detective J. Roscoe reported:  

A witness saw the victim, Mr. Salgado, and another male in a grassy area near Dorsett and Cargill Street at the above address.  The witness saw a fire start and realized Salgado was set on fire by the other male.  The witness put out the fire and called 9-1-1.  The unknown male was last seen fleeing on foot eastbound on Cargill Street.  Salgado was transported to the hospital by Houston Fire Department paramedics with burn and stab wounds.  

Further investigation identified Mendoza and Mendoza Perales as suspects in this case.  Mendoza was arrested on July 27 and charged for his role in Salgado's death.  Mendoza Perales was taken into custody on Monday (August 2) in Brighton, Colorado through a coordinated effort with the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force and also charged for his role in Salgado's death.

Jose Ivan Mendoza
Jose Ivan Mendoza

Manuel Mendoza Perales
Manuel Mendoza Perales

2nd Update: VHS/KJS 8-4-21
Update: KJS/JFC 6-17-21
KJS/JKS 6-7-21
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Community Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.