Harris County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Miramar Apartments in the 13100 block of Bissonnet at Synott just before midnight Saturday for a drive-by shooting.
What they found was the scene of what they believe was a robbery that ended in 41-year-old Victor Quevedo's death.
Alicia watched in horror her common-law husband of seven years was fatally shot and stabbed during a robbery. She asked us to keep her identity a secret because she fears the men who robbed and killed her common-law husband might come after her.
"They told me to stop crying and screaming, and I told them, 'please don't hurt my husband,'" Alicia told us in Spanish.
The people who murdered him are still on the run.
HCSO investigators said Quevado, Alicia and Alicia's daughter were returning to their apartment when they were ambushed by four Latinos in their early to late teens. Two of suspects were armed.
"They pulled into the parking lot into their space and the suspects approached them and demanded their wallets and cell phones," Sgt. Felipe Rivera said.
Quevedo briefly struggled with one of the suspects and was shot and stabbed. He died at the scene.
"He was defending me and my daughter," Alicia said. "Always made sure nothing happened to us. He always took care of us."
Alicia and her daughter were not injured, but the suspects got away with their cell phones.
"I'm real sad because my husband is not here," Alicia said. "What they stole from us was nothing, but they ended up taking my husband's life."
Neighbors we spoke to Sunday said they were disturbed by the incident.
"Everybody has been sad," neighbor Carmelo Santiago said. "I've been out here working and all the neighbors out here are pretty sad."
Investigators are looking for the four Latino teens. They fled the scene in a small, possibly brown sedan with tinted windows.
Sheriff's investigators believe the same group of men may have attacked someone else Saturday night. Houston police will be checking reports from the west side to see if a similar crime was reported.
If you have any information on this capital murder case, contact HCSO at 713-967-5810 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.