A teenager has been arrested for murdering a man in front of his family Dec. 20 in southwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department.
Josue Soto, 18, is charged with capital murder in the 263rd State District Court. He is accused of killing Alejandro Motil, 49, during a robbery outside his residence at 8400 Nairn.
“Mr. Motil was outside his apartment with his family when he was approached by two armed, unknown male suspects dressed in black. Mr. Motil initally gave the suspects his wallet, but then attempted to get it back,” HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P. Jewell and Officers T. Miller and J. Saldana reported. “As he attempted to get his wallet back, the suspects shot Motil. The suspects then fled in an unknown direction.”
Further investigation identified Soto as a suspect in this case and on Tuesday, he was taken into custody.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.