Houston police seek auto shop owner killer

Police released a sketch of the suspected killer on Monday.

June 21, 2010 12:22:00 PM PDT
Houston police are appealing for help in finding a man believed responsible for fatally shooting and robbing an auto body shop owner. Police only know the suspect in the killing of Andres Palacios is known as "Napo" or "Napoleon."

Police say Palacios died in April 2010 of infections from three bullet wounds suffered in the February 2009 shooting. His car and about $2,500 were stolen in the attack.

Before Palacios died, he told police he saw the suspect passing by his auto shop, west of downtown. Police believe the man is in Houston.

According to a police sketch released Monday, the wanted man is Hispanic and has long, light colored hair, a large mole on his left cheek and a gold front tooth. He is 5-foot-6 and about 55 years old.