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17-year-old charged, wanted in deadly December shooting

Police released this image of a man they said may be connected to the fatal shooting of a man at a southwest Houston strip center.
Police released this image of a man they said may be connected to the fatal shooting of a man at a southwest Houston strip center. (HPD)

HOUSTON – Murder charges have been filed against a 17-year-old who is wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 8900 South Braeswood Boulevard around 4:15 p.m. on Dec. 21.

Transito Rafael Villalobos is wanted and remains at large.

Villalobos is charged in the death of Miguel Picon, 18.

Houston Police Department officers responded to a reported shooting in a strip center parking lot at the address, according to police.

Police found Picon with an apparent gunshot wound.

Surveillance video showed a potential suspect, and additional investigation led to the identification of the suspect as Villalobos.

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