Reward offered to find suspect in 2002 murder

Rogelio Mora is now 29 years old, standing 5-foot-10 with brown eyes and brown hair and a dark complexion. At the time of the shooting, he was 165 pounds and had a tattoo on his left arm.

May 6, 2011 10:48:28 AM PDT
Police need your help to locate the man they say is behind the murder of a man nine years ago during a high school graduation celebration. Investigators are looking for Rogelio Mora, who has been on the run since the shooting back on May 19, 2002 that left P.J. Rodriguez dead.

It happened at around 4am when Rodriguez and some friends were out celebrating graduation. They had gone to the home of Rodriguez's mother to get gas money. As they were leaving, investigators say Mora and three of his friends tried to rob Rodriguez and his friends, and as they ran away, Mora shot and killed Rodriguez in the parking lot of his mother's apartment complex.

Mora is facing capital murder charges and a warrant is out for his arrest.

It's believed Mora travels between Houston and Mexico. He's now 29 years old, standing 5-foot-10 with brown eyes and brown hair and a dark complexion. At the time of the shooting, he was 165 pounds and had a tattoo on his left arm.

Rodriguez's family has been having car wash fund raisers over the last few years to increase the reward to find Mora. Another one will be held Saturday at the Capital Bank at 10304 I-10 East from 9am until noon.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $6,787 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of Rogelio Mora. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.