Woman's new boyfriend shot to death by ex, deputies say

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Friday, September 24, 2021
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Santos Melendez-Granados is wanted in connection with the shooting death of Carlos Mena, who was shot multiple times at a northwest Houston apartment complex.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend Thursday night is on the run, and deputies are actively searching for him.

Deputies were called to a shooting at an apartment complex in the 13100 block of Stonefield Drive near Kuykendahl Road around 8:30 p.m. Thursday and found a man who'd been shot twice, according to authorities.

The victim, identified as Carlos Mena, was taken to a hospital where he died.

Mena's girlfriend told investigators the shooter was Santos Melendez-Granados, who fled the scene.

Murder charges have been filed against Melendez-Granados, who was still on the run on Friday.