2 charged, 1 sought in fatal shooting of nursery worker near Alvin

Jamie Posdad Jr. (left) and Ricardo Posada
Jamie Posdad Jr. (left) and Ricardo Posada

ALVIN, Texas – Two men were charged Wednesday and third person was being sought in connection with the killing of a nursery worker in Galveston County, authorities said.

The shooting was reported Tuesday morning near the nursery on FM Road 517 and Old Dickinson Road, about four miles east of Alvin.

According to Galveston County deputies, the victim, who works as a caretaker at the nursery, received a call from a relative who said there was a man walking around the property. They said the victim went to the nursery, but did not see the man.

Deputies said that as the victim was leaving the nursery, he noticed a truck parked along the road. They said that as the victim approached the truck, a man inside shot him several times and then fled the scene in the truck.

A manhunt began, which led to a lockdown at one school and heightened security at others.

A picture of the truck seen leaving the area was also circulated.

VIDEO: Watch Ryan Korsgards original report about the shooting

Investigators said Tuesday night they had two “persons of interest” in custody in connection with the shooting. They announced Wednesday morning that the pair, identified as 23-year-old Jamie Posada Jr. and his younger brother, 21-year-old Ricardo Posada, both of Houston, had been charged.

Court records showed the pair had been charged with aggravated robbery in connection with the case. They were each being held in jail on $100,000 bond.

Deputies said the pair admitted to investigators that they had been instructed by someone to commit a burglary or theft at the victim’s address. They said the pair did not intend to harm anyone.

Investigators said they are still looking for the person who is accused of instructing the Posadas. They did not immediately provide a description of that person.

The identity of the victim was not immediately released.

Anyone with information about the case should contact the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

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