On Tuesday at a 10:00 AM press conference in the media room of the Houston Police Department, called for assistance from the public in identifying the perpetrators of a homicide on December 13, 2012. A second news conference in Spanish repeated the information. According to the HPD press release,
“Silas Armando Najera-Hernandez, 23, of Houston, and a second male shooting victim were transported to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital where Mr. Najera-Hernandez was pronounced dead. The second male, 20,suffered non life-threatening wounds and was treated and released from the hospital.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Blain and Senior Police Officer M. Condon reported:
Mr. Najera-Hernandez and three other males were in a white Ford F-150 pickup truck, driving around the parking lot of the "Bar Uno" at the above address and playing loud music. After circling the parking lot a few times, the truck parked behind a dark green SUV (possibly a Toyota 4Runner). Within moments, one or more of the individuals in the SUV fired shots at the Ford F-150, striking the driver’s side multiple times. Najera-Hernandez was killed and a second male was wounded. The suspects fled in the SUV.”
The three other males in the vehicle were cousins of the victim. Mr. Najera-Hernandez's more immediate family is in Mexico. He had no other close relatives in Houston.
The suspects are described only as Hispanic males in their 20s. The driver of the wanted green SUV is described as tall, heavyset and bald. The passenger had a regular build and was wearing a dark baseball hat. Witnesses reported that both suspects spoke Spanish during the incident.
Additional reports stated that the drivers of both vehicles played loud music in an apparent competition for a short time immediately before the shooting.
Anyone with information on the wanted green 4Runner or the identity of the shooter(s) is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.