HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for in the fatal shooting of a woman at a motel in southwest Houston on Saturday.
Police said 30-year-old Joshua Zimmerman, 30 (also known by the alias Vincent Guerino Juliano) was charged with murder in the 183rd State District Court. He was last seen with a 23-year-old woman whom police believe he killed. The victim’s identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
Officers received reports about a shooting at a motel located at 6868 Hornwood Dr. at about 8:45 p.m.
Police said when they arrived at the scene, they found the victim inside a motel room with gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene by responding Houston Fire Department paramedics.
According to investigators, the room was rented to Zimmerman and the victim. Witnesses said they heard screaming coming from the room prior to hearing a gunshot. Zimmerman was seen leaving the location alone a short time later, HPD said.
Zimmerman was subsequently charged for his role in the incident on Tuesday.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Zimmerman or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.