Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 5500 Desoto Street

Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the death of a woman that occurred at 5500 De Soto Street about 7:10 a.m. Saturday (September 19). 

The suspect, Alexis Armando Rojas-Mendez (H/m, 23), is charged with murder in the 183rd State District Court.  A previous photo of Rojas-Mendez, who is not in custody.

He is accused of the death of Ashley M. Garcia, 27, who was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. Murdock and Detective R. Rivera reported:

Officers responded to a report of a deceased female at an apartment at the above address.  Upon arrival, they found Ms. Garcia had suffered severe trauma to her head and body and determined she had been severely beaten. 

Further investigation identified Rojas-Mendez, Garcia's boyfriend, as a suspect in this case.  He was subsequently charged and remains at large.  

Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of Rojas-Mendez is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.