Murder suspect on the run 8 years

HOUSTON According to Crime Stoppers, Rogelio Mora has been on the run for eight years for the murder of P.J. Rodriguez, 19. On May 19, 2002, P.J. and some friends were out celebrating their high school graduation. At around 4am they dropped by P.J.'s mother's house to get some gas money. As they were leaving the apartment they were approached by Rogelio Mora and three of his friends. Police say Mora pulled out a gun and tried to rob P.J. and his friends. As they ran away, Mora allegedly shot and killed P.J. in the parking lot of his mother's apartment complex.

Three of the suspects were arrested and charged with capital murder. Two are serving life sentences for the murder of P.J. Rodriguez. The other pled guilty to aggravated robbery and is serving 10 years in prison.

Rogelio Mora was charged with capital murder and is believed to travel between Houston and Mexico. Mora is now 28 years old. He is 5'10" tall with brown eyes and brown hair with a dark complexion. At the time of the shooting he was 165 pounds and had a tattoo on his left arm.

P.J. 's family has been having car wash fund raisers over the last few years to increase the reward to find Rogelio Mora. To date they have raised an additional $1,787 toward the reward for his capture.

Crime Stoppers and P.J. Rodriguez's family will pay up to $6,787 for information called in to the Crime Stoppers 713-222-8477 (TIPS) hotline or submitted online that leads to the arrest of Rogelio Mora. Tips can also be sent by text message -- Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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