HOUSTON – Authorities are searching for a second unidentified suspect in connection with a fatal robbery at a southeast Houston game room, police said.
Police arrested 20-year-old Obed Rodriguez and charged him with capital murder in the death of the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Yolanda Lara, of Pasadena, an employee at the Monroe Gameroom.
The second suspect, who has yet to be identified, remains at large, police said. His left arm is heavily tattooed and has either a scar or birthmark on the back right side of his neck.
The shooting happened at 6:45 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the game room located in the 8500 block of Almeda Genoa, police said.
Police said a guard let the two 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 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.