HOUSTON — Houston police released surveillance video and a composite sketch of a man wanted after a fatal shooting Tuesday in the Alief area, according to investigators.
Ramone Alviso Esquivel, 56, was pronounced at the scene after his body was found in the 8400 block of South Course around 6:30 a.m. He died from an apparent gunshot wound, police said.
Esquivel was reportedly in the parking lot of the Bristol Court Apartments and on his way to work when he was confronted by the suspect. The suspect tried to steal the victim's personal property and Esquivel tried to fight back, resulting in the alleged robber firing his gun. Esquivel was shot twice. Police said his family — including his young son — witnessed the incident.
"One of those shots was a fatal wound to the chest, and unfortunately he died at the scene," HPD Sgt. Hector Garcia said.
The suspect is believed to be in his late teens, about 5 feet 11 inches tall with a skinny build. He has black hair with light red highlights or tips.
"We believe that this person is basically a predator looking for people to rob," Garcia said.
Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
A reward of up to $5,000 is offered for information leading to charges or an arrest of the suspect.