Public helps identify persons of interest in fatal shooting outside Houston bar, police say

HPD seeking persons if interest after 1 killed, at least 1 other injured in shooting outside Houston bar
HPD seeking persons if interest after 1 killed, at least 1 other injured in shooting outside Houston bar

HOUSTON, Texas – Houston police said Monday that investigators have identified the persons of interest being sought in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Houston bar thanks to help from the public.

About 9:35 p.m. Saturday, Houston police were dispatched to a shooting in the 2800 block of Fulton Street. On arrival, officers observed a male lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds.

Paramedics rendered aid however, the victim, later identified as Christopher Rizo, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Houston police.

Multiple witnesses told investigators Rizo and his friends were involved in an altercation with a motorcycle gang known as the Bandidos inside a bar prior to the shooting, according to Houston police. The groups were thrown out of the bar for arguing. Then, they met at another bar and resumed their argument. At some point, both groups exited the bar and there was an exchange of gunfire.

Rizo was shot and killed and at least one other man was injured as a result of the shooting, according to Houston police.

The man was taken to an area hospital via private transport before being airlifted to Memorial Hermann. The man is in stable condition, according to Houston police. Investigators said they believe that there may be a third victim but they have not been able to confirm it, nor have they been able to locate the victim.

Investigators recovered two weapons from the scene.

Above are photos of individuals investigators said they believe are involved or have direct knowledge of what occurred. Investigators said the public has helped identify the individuals and the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding the identities or whereabouts of the individuals pictured, or with any other information regarding this shooting are asked to contact Houston Police at 713-308-3600 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

About the Authors:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.