|Charges have been filed against a second suspect in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 7201 Bissonnet Street about 4:10 a.m. on January 12, 2020.
The suspect, Alexander Penado, 20, is charged with capital murder in the 178th State District Court. A 2021 booking photo of Penado, who is incarcerated at TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice), is attached to this news release.
A second suspect, Andy Lopez, 20, was charged with capital murder in the 178th State District Court in. A 2020 booking photo of Lopez is also attached to this news release.
The victim, Elwin Joseph Oubre, 57, also known as «Shorty,» was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook and Detective J. Roscoe reported:
An unknown Hispanic male entered the convenience store at the above address while the clerk was outside the secure booth. The male demanded the clerk open the booth and an altercation ensued. The victim, who sometimes cleaned up at the store, attempted to intervene and was fatally shot. The suspect fled the scene.
The clerk suffered minor injuries during the altercation.
Further investigation identified Lopez as a suspect in this case. He was arrested on January 23, 2020 by members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force and charged for his role in the shooting.
At the time, investigators released surveillance images of a second wanted suspect. Additional investigation in partnership with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office identified Penado as the second suspect. He was charged for his role in this incident on Thursday (Feb. 16, 2022). He is currently in prison for an unrelated crime.