Surveillance Photos of Suspect Sought in 3 Shooting Incidents
July 1, 2022 - Houston police have released surveillance photos of a suspect wanted in three shooting incidents that occurred at multiple locations on Saturday (June 25).
The suspect is described as a male in his late 20s to early 30s, with a slim build, wearing eyeglasses and a beanie. He spoke broken Spanish. Surveillance photos of the suspect are attached to this news release.
The victims, Acner Baz, 34, Jennifer Heath Espeseth, 49, and Wilmer Tomas Paguada, 53, suffered minor injuries.
HPD Major Assaults and Family Violence Division Detective L. Hicks reported:
About 2 a.m., Mr. Baz was stopped at the traffic light at Telephone Road and Bellfort Street. He advised officers the suspect approached him and demanded his vehicle. The suspect shot into the vehicle. Baz exited and, as he ran away, the suspect fired more shots at him before driving away in his vehicle. Baz sustained a cut along the bottom of his left ear.
At approximately 2:25 a.m., the suspect left the stolen vehicle at a gas station at 801 North Loop West (North Interstate Highway 610 West) service road and walked to a nearby restaurant at 905 North Loop West service road.
About 2:40 a.m. Ms. Espeseth advised officers she was in her vehicle in the drive-thru line when the suspect approached and requested money. When she refused, the suspect attempted to open her door and was unsuccessful. He fired into the vehicle, striking the victim's hand. As the victim drove off, the suspect fired multiple shots, but it is unknown if the vehicle or the victim struck at that time.
About 2:45 a.m., the suspect walked back to the gas station, approached two males at a pump and demanded keys to their vehicle. The males complied and ran away. The suspect shot at the males, striking Mr. Paguada in his left leg. The suspect drove away in the victims' vehicle. The vehicle was recovered a short time.
At this time, the identity of the suspect is unknown.
Anyone with information in this case or on the identity or whereabouts of the wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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