Two suspects wanted in fatal shooting flee the country

Antonio Leon, on left, (AKA George Celaya)and Divis Garcia Ordonez, on the right, were both charged with two counts of murder.

March 29, 2011 9:31:33 AM PDT
Charges have been filed against two suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of two men earlier this month in southwest Houston. The suspects, Divis Garcia Ordonez, 25, and Antonio Leon, 22, are each charged with two counts of murder in connection with the shooting at an apartment complex at 6200 West Bellfort back in the early morning hours of March 20.

Police tell us Ordonez and Leon, who has an alias of George Celaya, are believed to have fled to their native country of Honduras.

The victims, Manuel Ponce, 31, and Elvin Gutierrez-Reyes, 23, suffered gunshot wounds and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Ponce and Gutierrez-Reyes were in the parking lot of the apartment complex on West Bellfort, waiting for one suspect to arrive so they could return a phone they had found at a convenience store in the 11100 block of Albury.

When the suspect arrived, police say, one of the suspects opened fire on both victims, killing one in the parking lot. The suspect then chased after the second victim and fatally shot him in another area of the apartment complex. The suspect then fled the scene in a dark, four-door car, possibly a Honda Accord.

Ordonez and Leon were later identified as the suspects in this case. They both remain at large.

Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of the wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.