Reward increased to $8K for fugitive wanted in man’s February murder in north Houston, HPD says

John Marcos Araniva, 19 (Crime Stoppers of Houston)

HOUSTON – Houston Police Department’s Homicide Division is currently looking for a man who was reportedly involved in a deadly shooting in north Houston in February.

According to police, 19-year-old John Marcos Araniva shot and killed the victim in the 300 block of Rosamond Street on Wednesday, Feb. 23, The suspect then fled the location traveling west on Rosamond, HPD said.

Araniva is described by police as a white male, approximately 5 ‘04″, 165 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.

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Crime Stoppers is now offering up to $8,000 for information leading to the charging or arrest of Araniva, a $3,000 increase since last month.

Information can be reported by calling (713) 222-TIPS (8477), online at, or Crime Stoppers’ mobile app. Only tips and calls directly to crime stoppers are anonymous and eligible for the cash reward.