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Man charged in shooting death of wife may be on way to Mexico, police say

Houston police are searching for Jose Angel Martinez-Espinosa.
Houston police are searching for Jose Angel Martinez-Espinosa. (HPD)

HOUSTON – Houston police are searching for a man they said shot his wife to death on Monday.

Police said Jose Angel Martinez-Espinosa, 45, is charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife, 40-year-old Ninfa Macias Martinez, at their home at 8132 Ogden St.

Macias Martinez was shot multiple times, and her body was found inside the home. Police said a family friend made the discovery late in the day, but they believe the shooting happened in the morning.

Martinez-Espinosa is believed to be driving a black 2006 Nissan Altima with paper license plates, according to police. Police said he could be fleeing to Mexico.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Department at 713-308-3600.