Sketch released of masked suspect in slaying

November 23, 2010 10:26:10 AM PST
A local father was shot to death in front of his two young children, and now his family is making a plea for help to find his killers. Deputies have released a composite sketch of who they're looking for, and they're hoping you can help identify them.

They saw their father die right in front of them and now their description is really all deputies have to go on.

Each of the boys - one 13, one 11 - were taken into separate rooms at the sheriff's office and asked to sketch pictures of the mask the gunman was wearing. The sketches were remarkably similar. Authorities say the mask looks more like a hockey mask than a Halloween mask.

The incident happened on November 14 at approximately 6:37pm in the Townewest Subdivision in the 10000 block of Overview Dr. According to Ft. Bend Co. deputies, the masked suspect walked up to the victim, 53-year-old Juvenio Guerra, in his adult son's driveway, demanded his wallet, then shot him in the chest.

Guerra was transported to Sugar Land Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Guerra's 13-year-old son and 11-year-old grandson were standing next to him and now they are the key to tracking down the killer.

"They were very accurate in their recall of the events. They've been a great help to us. It's been a very traumatic experience for them. I can't imagine going through that at such an age, of watching a loved one basically die in front of you," said Chief Deputy Craig Brady of the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office.

"It took a lot to come here today. But my mother and children and I decided to come just because we don't want this person to be out there, and we don't want this to happen to another family," said Sandy Guerra, the victim's daughter.

The family asked us to blur their faces to protect them because they are still terrified.

Deputies said the suspect may have driven off in a late-model white Jaguar with a sunroof.

Fort Bend County Detectives are requesting anyone with identifying details on the suspect(s) or circumstances surrounding this incident to please contact the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office at (281) 341-4665 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at (281) 342-TIPS (8477).

All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous. Information which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect(s) involved could earn you up to $5,000 cash reward.


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