3 men fatally shot outside nightclub parking lot in southwest Houston, police say

HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after three men were shot and killed while in a parking lot in southwest Houston Sunday morning, police say.

Officers received a person down call at a shopping center in the 10800 block of Beechnut Street near Wilcrest shortly before 6 a.m.

According to investigators, the three men were walking out of a nightclub when at some point they were reportedly involved in a possible argument with two people, which led to shots being fired.

All three men were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators were unable to find witnesses, vehicles, or suspects involved in the shooting as they arrived. However, according to police, multiple shell casings were found.

1 of 3 victims identified

Loved ones demand answers after 3 men are found fatally shot at the parking lot.

One victim was later identified as 29-year-old Gerardo Filomeno. Filomeno’s wife, Ashley Montalbo spoke to KPRC 2′s Corley Peel about her husband, who is a father of two, saying she has no idea who killed her husband, but she wants the suspect to come forward.

“He was the sweetest, he was the nicest. He was the type that if you met him, you didn’t feel like you just met him because he was a people person,” Montalbo said. “What am I going to tell my kids?”

When asked about when was the last time she spoke to her husband, Ashley said, “at four in the morning, he said he was coming home.”

Montalbo said she began searching for her husband after he stopped answering her calls.

“I got ready for church, I went to drop off my kids and I went to three other spots that he hangs out at and this was going to be the last stop when I came I had already seen his friends body and I didn’t know where he was at,” she said. “But when I came in I saw his brother’s truck and that’s when I saw him. I saw his shoes.”

Now, she is pleading for the suspect or suspects to come forward.

“If anybody has any information on what happened or if they saw anything, please let somebody know because we just want to have closure,” she said. “We don’t’ want to go to sleep not knowing who did this or if they’re out in the streets.”

Searching for suspects

Officers with HPD’s homicide unit are seeking surveillance video from nearby businesses to determine what led to the deadly shooting.

According to HPD Assistant Chief Chandra Hatcher, the intersection of Beechnut and Wilcrest has had a history of shootings, including one where a man and a woman were shot at a taco truck in January.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call HPD Homicide Unit at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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A graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown, Ana moved to H-Town from sunny southern California in 2015. In 2020, she joined the KPRC 2 digital team as an intern. Ana is a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, a catmom of 3, and an aquarium enthusiast. In her spare time, she's an avid video gamer and loves to travel.