Man charged in shooting death of one woman, seriously injuring another

Noe Aranda, 32, is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

October 15, 2012 2:59:43 PM PDT
A man has been charged for shooting two women who were then pushed or jumped from a moving car last week on the Katy Freeway. One of those women was killed, the other seriously wounded.

Noe Aranda, 32, is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The identity of the deceased 22-year-old victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. The surviving victim, 21, remains in stable condition at an area hospital. Aranda shot both women several times.

Police say HPD patrol officers and Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies on October 11 responded to a scene that appeared to be an accident at 24000 Katy Freeway in which a female was struck by several vehicles.

Further investigation determined persons inside a blue Dodge Magnum had gotten into an argument. At some point, a weapon was produced and a woman either jumped or was pushed from the vehicle traveling westbound in the 20900 block of the Katy Freeway. This woman was transported to the hospital.

A second woman from the same vehicle was either pushed or jumped from the vehicle in the 24000 block of the Katy Freeway. She was struck by several vehicles and died at the scene.

Aranda, the driver of the Magnum, remains at large. His vehicle was recovered the day of the incident.

Police tell us Aranda is the same man who led police on a high-speed chase with four children in his vehicle back in April. He was charged with assaulting a family member, endangering a child and evading arrest in that case.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of suspect Noe Aranda is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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