A man suspected in several area ‘smoke shop’ armed robberies has been arrested and charged with capital murder after he shot and killed a store clerk this weekend in northwest Harris County. A second suspect has also been charged. 

On Saturday, August 23, 2014 at around 8:15 p.m. Sergio Ramon Gil, 22, entered a ‘smoke shop’ located at 16247 FM 529. He robbed the business at gunpoint, then shot the clerk several times before fleeing. 

The clerk, Ziauddien Sharique Khan, 44, was transported by ambulance to Ben Taub Hospital where he died. 

On Sunday, August 24 at around 3 p.m. the manager from a ‘smoke shop’ that had been robbed before recognized Gil while at a sporting goods store in the 10300 block of I-45 N and called police. On Friday the HCSO released surveillance video of Gil from a previous armed robbery asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating him 

Sergio Gil is being held in the Harris County Jail with no bond. 

A second suspect, Karlos Alvarado, 22, has also been arrested and charged with capital murder for his involvement in the deadly armed robbery. He’s in the process of being booked into the Harris County Jail.