In an update issued on Tuesday, the Houston Police Department says they need your help finding Jason Frank Vazquez. Vazquez hasn't been charged, but investigators are hoping to speak with him.
UPDATE: HPD detectives have identified the person of interest sought for questioning in the fatal shooting of HPD Sgt. Sean Rios at 7900 North Fwy on November 9.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 17, 2020
This is Jason Frank Vazquez, 24. If you have info on his whereabouts, call HPD Homicide 713-308-3600. #hounews pic.twitter.com/PwLns6QGiu
Last week, HPD Chief Art Acevedo released surveillance video showing Vazquez engaged in a conversation with 24-year-old Robert Soliz. Soliz is accused of shooting and killing Sgt. Sean Rios in a gun battle in north Houston.
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In the video, Vazquez is seen standing next to a black pickup truck. The video later shows the truck driving off.
The male in the black shirt is wanted in connection with the murder of Sgt. Sean Rios. The suspect in the white shirt is Robert Soliz, who is currently in custody.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 10, 2020
If you have information, please contact HPD Homicide 713-308-3600 or @CrimeStopHOU at 713-222-TIPS #hounews https://t.co/Mw4Jzgk7WC pic.twitter.com/19Av4XIezF
"We need this person to come forward," said Acevedo at the time. "He's of great interest to us, and we've got to find that individual."
A previous booking photo of Vazquez was released Tuesday.
Investigators are asking anyone who may have seen Vazquez between the 3900 and 7900 blocks of the North Freeway, north of the freeway and I-610 or south of Gulf Bank Road, to contact police at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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Rios' death was the seventh murder to have taken place in the city of Houston on Monday. It is also the second Houston police officer killed in three weeks, and the fourth Houston police officer killed in 12 months.
On Oct. 20, Houston Police Sgt. Harold Preston was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence situation. The 41-year veteran of the department, who was preparing to retire this year, was laid to rest on Oct. 30.
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