Miguel Angel Rangel Charged with Murdering Teen in Drive-By
Ariel Montoya: On the run.
Photos by HPD
Police arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a drive-by murder at a party hall in October.
Miguel Angel Rangel has been charged with murder for the shooting of Luis Armando Rodriguez, 18, at the Royal Palace club on the far west side.
Two other suspects are on the run. One, 18-year-old Ariel Montoya, goes by a number of aliases, police say, including Kevin Molina, Arial Posada, Ariel Molina and "Katracho." He's wanted on aggravated assault charges. The third suspect is a juvenile, and police did not release his name.
Rodriguez was walking through the club's parking lot about 1 a.m. on October 29 when an SUV pulled up.
Miguel Rangel: Charged with murder.
Several shots were fired from the driver's side, and Rodriguez died. The vehicle is believed to be a beige or gray GMC Envoy or Chevrolet TrailBlazer.
Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of Ariel Montoya or the wanted juvenile suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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