POLICE Department

UPDATE: Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 12929 Northwest Freeway

May 25, 2022 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 12929 Northwest Freeway ((U.S. Highway 290) service road about 6:10 pm. on February 21.

The suspect, Bernard Aaron Robertson, 21, is charged with capital murder in the 228th State District Court.   A photo of Robertson, who is not in custody, is attached to this news release.

A surveillance photo of a second unidentified suspect is also attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim, 42, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives B. Stephens and C. Vaughn reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting in a parking lot of a motel at the above address and found the victim lying on the ground.  Witnesses stated they heard gunshots and saw a  white U-Haul van, with Arizona license plates AL3-4831, flee the scene, leaving the victim's body behind.  Houston Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

A preliminary investigation and evidence from the scene determined the victim pulled into the parking lot in his own vehicle with the two male suspects, who were driving the white van.  The two males got into the victim's car for a short period of time.  The suspects then exited the vehicle and were seen holding pistols.  The suspect in the gray shirt held a bag the victim tried to get back.  While holding him at gunpoint, the suspect pulled the bag from the victim and threw it into an open window of the van.  The suspect in the hoodie then got into a struggle with the victim while also pointing a pistol at him.

As the suspect struggled with the victim, the first suspect reached into the victim's vehicle, grabbed a backpack and took it with him to the van.  During the struggle, the suspect shot the victim and then struck him with the van as they fled the scene southbound on the Northwest Freeway service road.  

Further investigation identified Robertson as one of the suspects in this case.  A warrant for his arrest has been issued and he remains at large.  The second wanted suspect, wearing a gray T-shirt, remains unidentified.  

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bernard Aaron Robertson, the identity of the second suspect or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Bernard Aaron Robertson (WANTED)
Bernard Aaron Robertson (WANTED)

Unidentified Suspect (WANTED)
Unidentified Suspect (WANTED)

VHS/JFC 2-22-22
Inc. #023640722



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