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Armando Alcantara, 47, Bayou Body Count No. 12

An attempted robbery left the owner of a roofing supply business dead Friday afternoon, Houston police say.

Armando Alcantara, 47, was shot several times when three men tried to rob his business in the 13700 block of Almeda School Road about 4 p.m. Friday, HPD says.

Two composite drawings of the suspects have been released; a third was the driver.

"The wanted vehicle is a 1994-97 red Chevrolet S-10, regular cab pickup truck," HPD says. "It had a chrome grill and no license plates."

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Anyone with information on the identities of the suspects or on the wanted vehicle in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

HPD gave this description of the suspects:

The first suspect is described as being in his mid 20s to early 30s, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds and wearing a black baseball cap, blue striped polo shirt and unknown color pants. The second suspect is described as being in his mid 20s, 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 130 to 140 pounds, with black hair, and wearing a charcoal gray "hoodie" sweatshirt with unknown color pants. Both males had light complexions and spoke with a Central American accent.

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