Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one juvenile male and the wounding of another at 2502 West Little York Road about 6:15 p.m. on March 16, 2022.
The suspect, Marcus Haynes, 18, is charged with murder in the 176th State District Court. A booking photo of Haynes is attached to this news release.
The deceased victim is identified as Joshua Pedraza, 16. The other male, 15, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
HPD Homicide Division Detectives L. Patterson and R. Naughton reported:
Officers responded to a report of a shooting at a convenience store at the above address and found a victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
A second juvenile male (a suspect) also suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening wounds.
Investigators learned the victim was meeting with several suspects for a drug transaction when the suspects attempted to rob him. A physical altercation occurred and the victim and the suspects began shooting at each other. The victim and one of the suspects sustained gunshot wounds. The other uninjured suspects fled the scene on foot.
Further investigation identified Haynes as one of the wanted suspects. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was contacted and, on March 31, 2023, a murder warrant was filed. Haynes was arrested on April 5 in Wharton County. Two juvenile male suspects remain at large.
Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update: VHS/JFC 4-13-23
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