|Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a male at 3119 Bay Street about 2:50 p.m. last Friday (May 15).|
The suspect, Rogelio Castillo (H/m, 20), is charged with capital murder in the 338th State District Court. A booking photo of Castillo is attached to this news release.
The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Officers R. Naughton and L. Patterson reported:
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at the above address and found the victim, unresponsive, lying next to a wrecked, black sport utility vehicle. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim deceased. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers canvassing the area then found a Hispanic male suspect (Castillo) that matched witnesses’ descriptions of a male walking in the area with blood on his hands. Castillo was detained and identified by witnesses as the shooter. Castillo confessed to his role in the shooting and stated he was attempting to rob the victim.
Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
THE MOTHER OF A GEORGIA MAN WHO WAS GUNNED DOWN WHILE JOGGING SAYS SHE WANTS AN EYE FOR AN EYE WHEN IT COMES TO JUSTICE.
OUR ISIAH CAREY SPOKE EXCLUSIVELY WITH THE MOTHER AND FAMILY ATTORNEY FOR AHMAUD ARBERY.
HE JOINS US LIVE FROM HIS HOME WITH A LOOK AT WHAT’S TO COME ON THE FACTOR UNCENSORED TONIGHT AT 10:30. ISIAH?
WELL GUYS AS WE ALL KNOW BY NOW ARBERY WAS SHOT AND KILLED BACK IN FEBRUARY WHILE JOGGING THROUGH A GEORGIA NEIGHBORHOOD.
POLICE HAVE SINCE ARRESTED FATHER AND SON GREGORY AND TRAVIS MCMICHAEL FOR THE MURDER OF THE 25 YEAR OLD.
WE SPOKE WITH ARBERY’S MOTHER WANDA COOPER JONES AND HER ATTORNEY LEE MERRITT.
WE ASKED HER HOW SHE FELT THAT HER SON’S WAS DORMANT UNTIL THE ACTUAL VIDEO WAS LEAKED OUT.
Georgia police on Thursday arrested a white father and son and charged them with murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old black man whose death in February had recently attracted widespread outrage.
Much of that anger has been focused on the fact that no charges had been brought against the father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, ages 64 and 34.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that both men had been taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault in addition to murder. Travis McMichael fired the shot that killed Mr. Arbery, the state police agency said in a statement.
READ FULL STORY HERE: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/us/ahmaud-arbery-shooting-arrest.html
In recent days, details surrounding the circumstances of Mr. Arbery’s death on Feb. 23 — and the fact that no one had been arrested — prompted a wave of outrage and concern from figures as diverse as former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the basketball star LeBron James and Russell Moore, a prominent leader of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Those sentiments surged on Tuesday with the release of a graphic video that showed a black man, apparently Mr. Arbery, running toward a truck, engaging in a struggle with a man holding a shotgun, and then falling to the ground after three shotgun blasts went off.
The Georgia authorities, in a news release, stated that it was Travis McMichael who shot and killed Mr. Arbery.
Three men are charged with capital murder and one man is charged with tampering with evidence stemming from the death of 21-year-old Zulyr Kaleem.
Kaleem was reported missing by his family on April 28, 2019, two days after he was last seen after leaving a fitness center in Katy.
The HCSO Missing Person Unit conducted the initial investigation and developed information which led Investigators to believe Kaleem was murdered. The case was reassigned to the HCSO Homicide Unit in August 2019.
During the extensive investigation, the sheriff’s office says homicide investigators developed leads which suggested Kaleem was killed during a narcotics transaction and his body was left at an unknown location.
On April 25, 2020, Jose Varela, 21, and Austin Walker, 21, were arrested and charged with Capital Murder. The sheriff’s office says they both provided statements admitting to their involvement in the murder of Kaleem.
Three days later on April 28, homicide investigators arrested and charged Eric Aguilar, 22, with Capital Murder for his alleged role Kaleem’s death.
On April 28, Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigators, Texas Rangers, and deputies with the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office were led to a residence located in the 8200 block of Loblolly in Grimes County.
According to the sheriff’s office, homicide investigators were met with a 23-year-old man, Gannon Gotlieb, who admitted to burying Kaleem’s body on the property of his residence.
Authorities say buried human remains were recovered on the property.
Gotlieb was charged with Tampering with Evidence/Human Body and booked into the Grimes County Jail.
From Sheriff Ed Gonzales’ Twitter Feed:
Update to shooting at Atascocita HS football field: Jaqwaun Pradia was taken into custody this morning by @HCSOTexas Homicide Investigators. He has been charged with murder in the shooting of Eric Willis. #HouNews
According to investigators 19 year old Jaqwaun Pradia has been charged with the murder of 19 yea old Eric Willis.
Officials say about 20 to 30 young men were out playing on the football field at Atascocita high when there was an argument and then a fight broke out between Pradia and Willis.
Willis and Pradia are two former students in the district and have a history.
Deputies said Pradia showed up at the field armed with a pistol. He chased Willis down and shot him multiple times.
Willis died at Kingwood Hospital.
Richmond, TX – The Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office joins with the Rosenberg Police Department to ask your help to locate a murder suspect, Tomas Maldonado, DOB 03/07/1970. Maldonado should be considered extremely dangerous.
Rosenberg officers responded to a physical disturbance Wednesday night and found that a woman was attacked by her estranged husband. Tragically, she later died. Witnesses advised that the suspect fled the scene in a red 2016 Chevrolet 2500 truck with a paper license plate (66503A8). The truck was later found abandoned in Columbus, Texas. Maldonado allegedly has family or friends in Central Texas. Authorities are now searching for the suspect and are encouraging anyone with information regarding his destination or location to step forward.
The incident occurred in the 800 block of San Jacinto Street at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. It is believed that Tomas Maldonado made threats in the days preceding the attack and has made similar threats against other family members too.
“Our community has suffered a tragic loss, the victim and her family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are working diligently to ensure that Tomas Maldonado is found and provided an opportunity to answer for what he has done,” said Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White.
“We know it’s tough out there right now, we knew domestic violence would likely increase, and so we said to keep calm,” said District Attorney Brian Middleton. “And now we are faced with unnecessary violence, tragic loss, and a potentially dangerous fugitive. I cannot stress this enough – keep a level head, walk away from conflict, or suffer the full force of the law.”
Anyone with information about a crime is encouraged to contact Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS (8477). You can also submit tips online at http://www.fortbend.crimestoppersweb.com. Information leading to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect(s) involved, could earn you up to a $5,000.00 CASH REWARD. All calls to Crime Stoppers are ANONYMOUS.