New sketch shows suspect wanted for Midtown robbery shootings that left 1 dead, 1 injured

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Surveillance video shows the wanted gunman trying to rob the second victim before fatally shooting him. A reward is being offered for information in this case.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Police have a new clue as they search for a man who shot two people in Midtown earlier this year, killing one of them.

Houston police released a new sketch of the suspect on Monday. He's wanted for capital murder and aggravated robbery - serious bodily injury.

The two victims were reportedly robbed by the same suspect in the Midtown area on Feb. 18. Both were shot multiple times.

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The first incident happened in the 1300 block of Webster Street.

Police said the suspect approached the victim, retrieved a firearm, and demanded his property.

When the victim refused, the suspect shot him multiple times, HPD said.

Moments later, the suspect reportedly approached a second victim in the 1300 block of Hadley Street and demanded his property.

An altercation occurred, and the suspect shot the second victim multiple times, HPD said.

ABC13-exclusive surveillance video shows the altercation.

The second victim, identified as Adam Phillips, died as a result of his injuries.

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The wanted suspect is described as a heavy-set Hispanic male. Police said he was wearing all black with a white logo or patch on his left arm.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. Only tips and calls directly to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and eligible for a cash reward.