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Crime Blog: Suspect arrested in deadly shooting on Old Bammel North Houston Rd.

Crime Blog: Suspect arrested in deadly shooting on Old Bammel North Houston Rd.

Credit: HCSO

Roberto Ventura

by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on July 25, 2012 at 4:21 PM

HOUSTON—Investigators have arrested a suspect in a deadly shooting on Old Bammel North Houston Road.

Roberto Ventura, 18, is charged with murder in the death of 22-year-old James E. Hill.

Hill was shot around 5:20 p.m. on July 24, 2012, in the 10200 block of Old Bammel North Houston.

According to Harris County investigators, Hill and a suspect – later identified as Ventura -- got into some kind of altercation. During the fight, investigators say Ventura pulled a gun from his waistband and shot Hill multiple times.

He fled on foot, and Hill was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ventura was arrested the following day, around 5 a.m.

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