Wanted suspect in woman's murder inside Scottish Inn now in custody, HPD says

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Suspect identified by HPD in woman's murder inside hotel lobby
Houston police released the suspect's name and a photo of him as he remains on the run after last week's murder.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man accused of killing a woman inside a hotel lobby off the Beltway last week is now in custody, Houston police say.

Felipe Martinez Molina, 19, is charged with murder in connection to the May 19 shooting at a Scottish Inn in the 9600 block of West Sam Houston Tollway.

Below is the photo Houston police released of the suspect.

Investigators said Molina shot 23-year-old Candeese Jenkins, who was rushed to a hospital where she later died.

Members of the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force found Molina on Monday and arrested him without any trouble.