Houston Police Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: October 23, 2015 7:06:41 AM CDT
UPDATE: Suspects Arrested, Charged in Robbery/Murder Investigations
*NOTE TIME OF AVAILABILITY WITH INVESTIGATORS*
Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in three murder/robbery incidents in southwest Houston in October and November 2014.
The suspects, Eric Foster (b/m, 28) and Sebastian Drayton (b/m, 25), are charged with capital murder in the 208th and 174th State District Courts, respectively. Photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants R. Rodriguez, H. Garcia, Officers M. Burrow and W. Gilbert and HPD Robbery Division Sergeant J. Mora and Officer F. Braune reported:
About 9:15 p.m. on November 11, 2014, two black male suspects attempted to rob Juan Chamorro, 22, and his friend in the parking lot of an apartment complex at 6360 Skyline. As Chamorro tried to flee, he was shot and killed.
Through follow-up investigation, the weapon used in the Skyline incident was later linked to the following two robbery/murders:
9649 South Gessner about 9:30 p.m. on October 31 (victim Daniel Martinez, 34)5900 Rampart about 12:20 a.m. on November 29 (victim Jose Moreira, 32)
All incidents involved at least two black male suspects of similar description who appeared to be targeting Hispanic males in apartment complex parking lots in southwest Houston.
An investigation linked two robberies on November 28, 2014 at 6005 South Gessner and 8701 Townpark to the murder of Jose Moreira at 5900 Rampart. Victims in that incident were able to obtain a license plate of the suspects’ vehicle, a gray Dodge Charger. The vehicle, along with witness statements, identified Sebastian Drayton as a suspect in the three robbery/murders, a double shooting at 6405 West Bellfort on November 9, 2014 in which both victims survived, and eight additional robbery incidents. Drayton was arrested in December 2014 and found in possession of several stolen articles taken in the armed robberies and the double shooting on West Bellfort.
Further investigation and evidence from the Skyline murder identified Eric Foster as the second suspect in the murder of Jose Chamorro. He was arrested on Monday (October 20) by members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force. Foster is believed to be Drayton’s accomplice in most of the other cases, including the murder of Jose Moreira.
Investigators are asking any additional victims or anyone with additional information in these cases to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.