POLICE Department

Update: Wanted Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 9610 West Sam Houston Parkway South

May 23, 2023 - A suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a woman at 9610 West Sam Houston Parkway South (Beltway 8) about 10:10 a.m. last Friday (May 19) is now in custody.

Felipe Martinez-Molina, 19, is charged with murder in the 179th State District Court.  A  current booking photo of Martinez-Molina, who is currently at-large, is attached to this news release.

He is accused in the death of Candeese Jenkins, 23. HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Roberts and Detective L. Lange reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at a business at the above address and located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the front office of the business. Houston Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Further investigation identified Martinez-Molina as the suspect in this case.  On Saturday (May 20) he was charged for his role in the fatal shooting. 

On Monday (May 22), Martinez-Molina was located and arrested by members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force without incident.  

IN CUSTODY: Felipe Martinez-Molina
IN CUSTODY: Felipe Martinez-Molina

Update: VHS/JKS  5-23-23
JKS/SOA    5-22-23
Inc. #070814423


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