The suspects, Reginald Plair, 30, and Laquinta Dewayne Powell, 33, are charged with capital murder in the 339th State District Court for their roles in the killing of Angelina Romero-Alvarez, 50, of Houston.
“Ms. Romero-Alvarez was about to get into her vehicle in the parking lot of the Wilcox Apartments when she was approached by unknown suspects,” HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Meeler and Senior Police Officer J. Villareal reported “At some point, as she stood outside her vehicle, Romero-Alvarez was shot. Witnesses reported seeing an unknown vehicle driving away from the scene.”
Investigators learned two other women were robbed and shot the same morning, in less than two hours.
“About 5:50 a.m., a female, 47, was in an apartment complex parking lot at 10201 Telephone Road when she was shot and robbed by an unknown black male suspect seen driving a white, four-door vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Impala. About 7:20 a.m., an elderly woman, 70, was in an apartment complex parking lot at 6922 South Loop East when she was also robbed and shot by an unknown black male suspect seen driving in a white sport utility vehicle. Both women suffered non-life-threatening wounds.”
Further investigation developed information on suspects Blair and Powell as suspects in Romero-Alvarez’s murder. Plair was arrested on Dec. 10 and Powell was taken into custody on Thursday without incident. Plair is also charged in the robbery/shootings of two other women (noted above) that occurred the same morning of the murder.
Anyone with information on any additional suspects in these cases is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.