Uncle accused of fatally stabbing teenage nephew

HOUSTON

Police say witnesses said Fernando Figueroa, 19, was stabbed by his uncle, Alejandro Figueroa, in the parking lot of the apartment complex at 2200 Wirt Road at about 9:30pm Wednesday. Alejandro fled the scene prior to the arrival of police officers. Fernando Figueroa suffered stab wounds and was transported to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Alejandro Figueroa, 35, is charged with murder. He is believed to currently have short and partially gray hair. He is believed to have fled in his black, 2002 Ford Escape with Texas license plates BE09626.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alejandro Figueroa is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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