Man wanted after stabbing landlord in chest, police say

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

HOUSTON - A man is being sought in connection with the Tuesday stabbing of his landlord in northeast Houston.

The incident was reported about 10:30 p.m. at a home in the 2400 block of Deutser Street.

Houston police said a drunken Roman Perez came home and got into an argument with his landlord, who tried to obtain the phone number of Perez's parole officer.

Perez retrieved a knife from the kitchen and stabbed the landlord in the chest, police said.

Perez, 54, fled the scene. He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The 46-year-old female landlord was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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