HPD: Charges Upgraded In Fatal Shooting

View Comments
Ariel Montoya(l) Miguel Angel Rangel   
(credit: HPD)

Ariel Montoya(l) Miguel Angel Rangel
(credit: HPD)

Featured Items

Small-Wtt8 Offensive Stars J.J. Watt Is Better Than

Small-WttTerran Hilow W/ Triple Threat

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8JJ Watt Sends Pizza To Houston Police & Firefighters

77820352_8It's Official, Katy Perry Will Perform at the Super Bowl Halftime

listicle41 HPD: Charges Upgraded In Fatal Shooting The Health Benefits Of Growing A Beard

77820352_8Fight Ensues Because Of A McGriddle [VIDEO]

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

Murder charges have been filed against a second suspect in connection with a fatal shooting of a man back in October 2011.

Ariel Montoya, an individual with numerous aliases,  was arrested earlier this month on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. This week, Montoya was charged with murder. “He also faces a charge of felony evading arrest,” added officials with the Houston Police Department.

The other suspect, Miguel Angel Rangel, is also charged with murder. Both of the males are charged in the killing of Luis Armando Rodriguez, 18, of Houston.

HPD Homicide Division officials offered additional details of the crime:

“Mr. Rodriguez was walking through the parking lot of the Royal Palace party hall at the above location. A beige or gray sports utility vehicle, believed to be a GMC Envoy or Chevrolet Trailblazer, drove by and several shots were fired from the driver’s side window. Rodriguez was fatally struck several times and died at the scene.

Further investigation and witness statements identified Rangel and Montoya as the suspects in this case. On May 29, 2012, Rangel was arrested by the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force without incident. On Wednesday (Feb. 13), Montoya (aka Molina) was arrested in the 8800 block of South Gessner following a vehicle pursuit during which he attempted to flee from arresting officers.”

At this time, there are no other suspects believed to be connected to this case.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,298 other followers