Suspect who fatally shot man after argument in SW Houstons has been arrested, HPD says

Valentino Rodriguez, 38, was charged with murder for the shooting death of a 42-year-old man.
Valentino Rodriguez, 38, was charged with murder for the shooting death of a 42-year-old man. (Houston Police Department)

HOUSTON – A suspect who police say shot and killed a man in southwest Houston on Sunday has been arrested and charged.

Valentino Rodriguez, 38, was charged with murder for the shooting death of a 42-year-old man. The victim’s identity has not been released.

Houston police responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex, located at 1901 Richmond Avenue, around 11 a.m.

Man accused in deadly shooting, barricaded himself inside apartment

Authorities said Rodriguez got into an argument with the man on a sidewalk in front of the apartment. Police said Rodriguez then walked away and shortly returned with a pistol. Police said Rodriguez ran toward the man and fired several shots at him, striking the victim.

Investigators initially thought Rodriguez fled and barricaded himself inside of his apartment. After several hours, police received a warrant to go inside the apartment only to find the suspect was not inside.

Rodriguez was later found and taken into custody without incident and charged for his role in the shooting, police said.


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