Surveillance video released of suspects wanted in shooting death of tire shop owner
HOUSTON – Houston police have released surveillance video of possible suspects linked to the death of a tire shop owner who was killed Monday at a gas station.
Houston homicide investigators said Bobby Garcia shot in the 13000 block of Almeda Road around 2 p.m.
A witness said Garcia, 38, was the owner of a tire shop next door to the gas station and was a frequent customer at the store.
Garcia's wife said he was the father of two boys, ages 10 and 11.
The owner of the gas station pulled up at the store and began unloading items from his trunk, police said. When the owner went inside to drop some items off, he left the trunk open, according to the Houston Police Department.
Two men in hoodies got out of a light blue Chrysler 200, according to HPD. One of the men started going through the trunk while the other suspect acted as a lookout and a third suspect remained in the vehicle, according to HPD.
Garcia and a convenience store employee were leaving the store when police said the burglars opened fire. Garcia was shot twice. He died at the hospital, according to police.
Police said the men left the scene in the Chrysler.
The store owner was grazed by a bullet during the situation as well. He was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
A GoFundMe account has been made for Garcia's funeral expenses.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
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