Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a male at 12300 Chimney Rock about 2 a.m. on August 13, 2009.
Angel Rosales Gomes (H/m, DOB: 2-21-91) is charged with murder in the 178th State District Court. A photo of Gomes is attached to this news release.
The victim, Phillip Rodriguez, 17, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants B. Harris, T.D. Griffin, Senior Police Officer M. Waters and Officer R.P. Houghton reported:
Mr. Rodriguez and two relatives were at a stop light at Chimney Rock and West Airport Boulevard when a vehicle stopped beside them. A passenger in that vehicle fired several shots at Rodriguez’s vehicle, striking him once in the chest. Rodriguez drove a short distance before he died from his wounds. No one else was injured.
Further investigation led to the identification of Gomes as a suspect in this case and he was arrested without incident Thursday (April 28).
The search for additional suspects is continuing and anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.