Published: Wed, July 18, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Houston police capture suspected serial killer

Houston police capture suspected serial killer

Rodriguez, 46, was captured following a chase in northwest Harris County, TX, Tuesday morning.

Rodriguez, 46, was arrested following a chase in northwest Harris County after a short chase with Harris County Sheriff's deputies.

In two separate shootings Monday, a 22-year-old bus driver was left in critical condition and a 57-year-old man was killed in another mattress store.

July 16: Later that day, Houston Police responded to another Mattress Store, where they reportedly found Eduardo Magana dead from gunshot wounds. His crimes include Attempted Aggravated Sexual Abuse, Burglary of a Habitation, Auto Theft, Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, and Criminal Trespass of a Habitation. An imprisoned Rodriguez received another 10-year sentence for possession of a deadly weapon inside a penitentiary.

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Rodriguez was released on parole last September.

But during the news conference, Gonzalez said the evidence appeared to point in the direction of serial killer. The sheriff said Rodriguez was caught after a tip from a resident who spotted him in the Nissan Sentra matching the description broadcast by police. Following a 14-minute pursuit through the neighborhood, Rodriguez was taken into custody without incident. Police said Johnson had been shot to death and her vehicle was stolen. "We're very relieved, again, very thankful, to the citizens of Harris County for calling in, being diligent and reporting this to us so that we could take action".

The Houston Police Department identified the suspect as Jose Gilberto Rodriguez and said he may be responsible for a total of five attacks, three of which resulted in death. The victim, who has not been publicly identified, survived the shooting.

The first person killed in the crime spree was a widow in suburban Cypress, Texas, who liked to read the Bible and bake cookies for neighbors.

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After that resident called police, authorities realized Rodriguez was still in the vehicle. On Saturday, Johnson's missing PT Cruiser was found about a dozen miles away in the parking lot of Willowbrook Mall.

Rodriguez can be seen on surveillance video walking through the mall. The victims Last Saturday, a store manager found the body of Allie Barrow between two mattresses at the Mattress Firm on FM 1960.

He also said Harris County is looking to form a task force that would focus on parolees who have committed serious crimes.

Mattress Firm announced Monday that their Houston area stores will remain closed on Tuesday. Williams said Rodriguez got along with the other tenants and would often help out around the complex, mowing the lawn, painting the house and fixing phones.

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Harris County sheriff's deputies found Pamela Johnson, 62, inside her home Friday in the 2400 block of Bent Pine Drive.

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