HOUSTON—One man has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a taco truck owner in northwest Harris County, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders and Fugitives Task Force arrested John Ray Aycock Jr. Monday. He has been charged with capital murder and is being held at the Harris County Jail with no bond.
Aycock and Adrian Gomez are accused of killing Lorenzo Juan Vasquez, 53, during a robbery on Oct. 12 in the 8100 block of Fairbanks North Houston.
Investigators said the gunman walked up to Vasquez’ taco truck and ordered food and while Vasquez and his wife were preparing it, the suspect burst through the door.
Vasquez was trying to protect his wife when he was shot.
The suspect and his getaway driver fled in a tan four-door sedan, possibly a Honda or Toyota.
They didn’t get any money.
Investigators are asking for the public’s help finding Gomez, who is also charged with capital murder.
Anyone with information about Gomez is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the arrest of the suspect in this case. All tipsters remain anonymous.