Composite Sketches Released in Car-Wash Murder

Police have released two composite sketches of suspects in the murder of Jose Bonilla, 28, a yard worker who was killed in broad daylight at a car wash during a November 28 robbery.

Police and Crime Stoppers are asking for help in identifying the pair.

One suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late teens to early 20s, about 6 feet tall and 150 to 160 pounds. He has dark hair and was wearing a gray hoodie, dark sunglasses and baggy blue jeans.

The second suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and 170 pounds. He has hair on his chin and was wearing a black or dark colored hoodie and baggy blue jeans.

Bonilla was at a car wash in the 10700 block of Harwin Drive about 11:15 a.m. November 28 when the two men approached, HPD says.

They assaulted him, police say, and "at some point, Bonilla tried to get away and was shot by one of the suspects."

Police say the suspects "fled on foot and might have gotten into a black Honda Civic with dark tinted windows with bondo or primer on the front fender."

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

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