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Public Safety News
Houston Police Department
News Release
Monday, September 12, 2011

Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a man found at 1621 Upland about 2:30 p.m. on September 3.

The suspect, Jay Paul Jackson (w/m, DOB: 7-11-91), is charged with capital murder in the 208th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Matthew Mehdi Rouhani, 61, of Houston, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.  A photo of suspect Jackson is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer R. Swainson and Officer C. Sturdivant reported:

Mr. Rouhani had not been seen since August 30 and his employees became worried after repeated attempts to contact him were not successful.  Employees forced entry into Rouhani's business at the above location and found him deceased.  Further investigation determined Rouhani's vehicle, a blue 2009 Honda Fit, was stolen from the location.

On September 9, Rouhani’s vehicle was found in the possession of Jackson, who lived in the apartment complex behind Rouhani’s business.  Further investigation found additional articles in Jackson’s possession that were taken during the robbery and murder of Rouhani.  Jackson was then arrested and charged in the death of Rouhani.

Anyone with additional information on Jackson or his activities prior to his arrest is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.






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