Man charged in food truck murder appears in court; second suspect remains at large

One of the suspects accused of murdering a taco truck owner appeared before a judge today
October 23, 2013 10:08:20 AM PDT
One of two men accused in the death of a taco truck owner is now charged with his murder. Harris County investigators say Lorezno Vasquez was murdered during a violent robbery earlier this month.

John Ray Aycock was arrested on October 21. This morning, he appeared in court and has now officially been charged with capital murder. This charge stems from his involvement in the murder of Vasquez.

Back on October 12, Vasquez was shot and killed in his mobile food truck off of Fairbanks Road in north Houston.

During the robbery, prosecutors tell us Aycock pretended to be buying food and at that time, Aycock's accomplice shot Vazquez in the head.

Police say Aycock stayed behind until police arrived and even went as far as identifying his accomplice, Adrian Gomez, as the killer.

"Officers learned through their investigation that there was another food truck in the same area that had been robbed," said Harris County prosecutor Mary McFaden. "They were able to obtain surveillance footage of that robbery and they were able to learn that Mr. Aycock had taken part in the robbery along with Mr. Gomez. They then went back and talked to Mr. Aycock who fully confessed to being a part of both robberies."

The other suspect involved in this murder who rushed the food truck and shot Lorenzo is still on the streets.

Investigators tell us Gomez will also be charged with capital murder once he is located and arrested.

Anyone with information on Gomez's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or the Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide Division at 713-967-5810.

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