Police are in search of accused murder suspect who they believe to be fleeing to Mexico

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Man shot to death during argument with family member, authorities say
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It's unclear what the man and the suspect were arguing about, but authorities said it's been a long-standing issue.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities are in search of a murder suspect who investigators believe fled to Mexico to avoid apprehension and prosecution.

The video is from a previous report.

Arturo Pecina was shot and killed on Feb. 7 after an argument with a relative in northeast Harris County, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

At about 7 p.m. Monday, deputies were dispatched to the 5800 block of Elberta after reports of a danger to life. At the scene, authorities said they found the 38-year-old unresponsive inside of his car.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Man shot to death during argument with family member in northeast Harris Co., authorities say

Officials attempted life saving measures, but Pecina succumbed to his gunshot wounds, according to deputies.

Witnesses identified the suspect to be 33-year-old Samuel Ibarra-Cleto. He was last seen driving a blue, 2009 GMC Sierra, two door extended cab with a Texas temporary license plate (39103P7).

Ibarra-Cleto is still believed to be in possession of the murder weapon and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous.

If you have any information in regards to the whereabouts of Ibarra-Cleto you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or the HCSO Homicide office at 713-274-9100