Houston police identify 'possible serial killer' as parolee

Houston police identify 'possible serial killer' as parolee

Houston police and Harris County authorities are asking the public to call 911 or contact Crime Stoppers with any information on Rodriguez.

On 13 July, he allegedly shot dead Pamela Johnson, a 62-year-old widow, inside her home, before stealing her vehicle.

Police say Rodriguez began his crime spree on 9 July when he attacked someone during a home invasion and robbery.

Rodriguez, 46, was taken into custody after a brief vehicle pursuit early Tuesday, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

Deputies found a pistol in the auto.

"Our hearts are heavy after hearing of another senseless act of violence at a peer mattress company in Houston on the heels of this weekend's tragic event", Steve Stagner, chief executive of Mattress Firm, said in a statement. Rodriguez was named the prime suspect by police in a trio of slayings that rocked the Houston area. Surveillance video showed a man, believed to be Rodriguez, walking through the mall on Saturday and exiting the building on the opposite side. Police said he cut off his ankle monitor a few days before the first shooting. Police say a third charge is pending and will likely be filed tomorrow.

"We're glad it ended without incident", Gonzalez said, adding that authorities did not yet have a motive.

Rodriguez has a known criminal record going back to 1989 and is also listed as a sex offender.

A man was found dead inside of a Mattress One store at Crosstimbers and I-45.

The sheriff said it was possible that Rodriguez was "casing the neighbourhood in search of his next victim". A pistol was recovered in his vehicle, police said.

Chennai: Men accused of raping 11-year-old thrashed in court
Last weekend, the girl complained of stomachache, and was taken to the Kilpauk Government Hospital. Assuming the child had gone out to play, her mother would wait for her to return.

Best Remaining Prime Day Deals
In addition, Amazon has invested over €15 billion in Europe , and created over 65,000 permanent jobs since 2010, the company said. Despite the glitch Amazon experienced on Monday, the volume of people talking about the sales rose about 6% on social sites.

Women More Likely Than Men To Die From Heart Failure, Says Study
While recent research has suggested that heart failure rates have declined overall, the differences among genders was unclear. The higher death rate and hospitalization may be because women aren't being diagnosed early.

"There's not enough law enforcement officers that are focusing on parolees", Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told a news conference.

A Clikc2Houston cameraman happened to capture the moment that police caught up with Rodriguez.

Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was arrested after a 14-minute vehicle chase with police, and charged with two counts of capital murder. Authorities say Rodriguez should be considered extremely unsafe and possibly armed and should not be engaged if you encounter him.

A man linked to three fatal shootings since Friday has been captured by Harris County authorities.

Four days later, Pamela Johnson, 62, was found dead inside her home in northwest Harris County and her auto was stolen and found abandoned the next day at a shopping center.

Barrow's stolen PT cruiser was found abandoned at Willowbrook Mall July 14.

He was in critical condition Monday, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The following day, Rodriguez allegedly shot and killed Allie Barrow, 28, inside a Mattress Firm near the mall.

In the early hours of Monday, a city bus driver was shot and robbed at a gas station, Click2Houston reported. He survived and was rushed to an area hospital.

Related Articles