Jose Bonilla-Ortiz, 18, was arrested Saturday and charged with shooting Faruk Bhuiya during a robbery on Nov. 10 at the Metro Food Mart in the Spring Branch area.
UPDATE: Just-released booking photo of Jose Bonilla-Ortiz, 18, arrested & ID'd as the shooter. Now charged with murder in this case. He's wearing the dark hoodie in the surveillance video/photos. We still need help ID'ing & finding the other suspect (in the red hoodie). #hounews pic.twitter.com/kyHNsNZLrO— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) November 20, 2018
One of these 2 men has now been ARRESTED. Sign outside NW Hou convenience store shows surveillance pics of 2 guys police say shot & killed clerk. #abc13 https://t.co/b2Q4UY8GqW pic.twitter.com/4hXBtdWoPH— Courtney Fischer (@CourtneyABC13) November 19, 2018
Surveillance video shows two men in hooded sweatshirts gun down Bhuiya.
Bonilla-Ortiz is seen wearing a dark hoodie in the surveillance video. The second man, in the red hoodie, has yet to be identified.
Bhuiya and his wife shared a house right behind the convenience store on Witte Road. The two were married less than two years.
Bonilla-Ortiz, who has no prior criminal history in Harris County, is set to go back before a judge Monday afternoon after making his first court appearance on Sunday.
According to details released in court, Bonilla-Ortiz and Bhuiya struggled over a security door that the victim tried to close after Bonilla-Ortiz ran to the cashier area.
Bonilla-Ortiz put his weapon between the door and door jam, fired once and struck Bhuiya in the face, court records show. Bhuiya died at the scene.
Bonilla-Ortiz is from Honduras. He is being held on a $250,000 bond.
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