Suspect arrested in robbery, fatal shooting of man

Jay Paul Jackson, 20, is charged with capital murder in the 208th State District Court.

September 12, 2011 9:01:48 AM PDT
A man has been arrested in the robbery and fatal shooting of another man earlier this month.

Jay Paul Jackson, 20, is charged with capital murder in the 208th State District Court. Jackson is accused in the death of Matthew Mehdi Rouhani, 61, who police say was shot and killed on September 3.

Houston police say Rouhani had not been seen since August 30 and his employees became worried after repeated attempts to contact him were not successful. Employees forced entry into Rouhani's business in the 1600 block of Upland and found him deceased. Police say further investigation determined Rouhani's vehicle, a blue 2009 Honda Fit, was stolen from the location.

On September 9, Rouhani's vehicle was found in the possession of Jackson, who lived in the apartment complex behind Rouhani's business. Police say further investigation found additional articles in Jackson's possession that were taken during the robbery and murder of Rouhani. Jackson was then arrested and charged in the death of Rouhani.

Anyone with additional information on Jackson or his activities prior to his arrest is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.


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