HOUSTON – A 20-year-old man has been identified as one of the suspects in a fatal robbery of a southeast Houston game room on Friday, police said.
Obed Rodriguez has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Yolanda Lara, of Pasadena, an employee at the Monroe Gameroom, according to the Houston Police Department. Rodriguez remains at large at this time.
The shooting happened at 6:45 p.m. on Friday at the game room located in the 8500 block of Almeda Genoa, police said.
Police said a guard let the men in and they soon drew their guns. The suspects then allegedly ordered customers and employees onto the ground while they robbed them.
Witnesses told investigators Lara had complied and it was unclear why she was shot. She died from a single bullet.
Police said the suspects ran out the front door and fled on foot. However, investigators used surveillance video from the establishment, which clearly showed one of the gunmen involved in the shooting.
Anyone with information on Rodriguez’s whereabouts or the identity of the second suspected gunman is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.