Police release sketch of woman wanted for shooting in NW Houston


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Police have released a sketch of the woman who is wanted for shooting a man to death last month in northwest Houston.

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On June 15, the woman approached a police officer at the Valero on the corner of Pinemont and Shepherd drives just after 10:30 p.m., alerting police that there was a shooting across the street and that a driver was shot.

Police found Alex Ortega, 22, dead inside the car.

Detectives describe the suspect as a black female in her late teens to early 20s, with a slim, athletic build.

Police urged anyone who recognizes the suspect to call homicide detectives at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

On the night of the 15th, investigators said the car was seen in front of the Candlelight Manor Apartments earlier in the evening. According to police, a male driver and two female passengers were talking with another woman who was standing outside the vehicle in the street. She then fired several shots into the car.

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The two women inside who were later questioned by authorities.

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