Fatal Houston shooting death of Tom Louis – Obituary
In connection with the tragic incident that occurred on September 9th at 4115 Weaver Road, resulting in the loss of Tom Louis, aged 55, and the injury of another individual, charges have been officially lodged against the arrested suspect.
The accused, identified as Rigo Pena, Jr., 27, now faces charges of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, as declared by the 178th State District Court. A booking photo of Pena, Jr. accompanies this press release.
Responding to the incident, Houston Police Department’s Homicide Division Detectives K. Lovelace and M. Hughey conveyed the following details:
On the fateful day, HPD patrol officers swiftly answered a distress call regarding a shooting at the residence situated at the aforementioned address. Upon arrival, they discovered an unresponsive man lying in the front yard, Tom Louis, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
Despite the best efforts of the Houston Fire Department paramedics, Tom Louis succumbed to his injuries. The second victim, aged 57, was also found with multiple gunshot wounds and was promptly transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Preliminary investigations and eyewitness accounts unveiled that the tragic incident unfolded when Mr. Louis engaged in a heated verbal dispute with an unidentified suspect. As tensions escalated, the suspect made an attempt to draw a firearm concealed in his waistband.
In a desperate bid for self-defense, both victims engaged with the assailant. Tragically, during the struggle, the firearm discharged multiple times, inflicting gunshot wounds upon both victims.
The unidentified suspect, known only as “Junior” and described as a Hispanic male, fled the scene hastily in a maroon, four-door pickup truck of unknown make or model.
Subsequent investigations led to the identification of Rigo Pena, Jr. as the prime suspect in this heart-wrenching case. As a result, warrants were issued for his arrest, charging him with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
On September 18th, Pena, Jr. voluntarily surrendered to officers from the HPD Northeast Crime Suppression Team, without any confrontation. He was subsequently booked into the Harris County Jail.