Saturday, September 30

Suspect charged with murder of man outside of convenience store in southeast Houston almost three years ago

A man is being charged with murder after being suspected of killing a man nearly three years ago outside of a southeast Houston convenience store.

Henry McCoy McZeal Mugshot – Courtesy of HPD

According to court documents, police responded to a report of a shooting at a convenience store located in the 9200 block of Nathaniel Street at about 7 p.m. on January 30, 2020. Police found two victims. Pedro Ontiveros-Vaca, who police found sitting in his car was pronounced deceased at the scene by paramedics with the Houston Fire Department. The other victim was taken to a local hospital after sustaining a gunshot wound to his leg. After investigating, investigators identified two suspects.

The first suspect to be arrested, a 37-year-old man, Henry McCoy McZeal was originally charged with capital murder back in August 2020. His bond has since been denied while he waited for the outcome of his capital murder charge in connection with the robbery and murder of 23-year-old Pedro Ontiveros-Vaca back in January 2020. Police had

Another man, Kevin Dewayne Thompson, who is also 37 years old was also arrested in connection with the robbery and murder of Pedro Ontiveros-Vaca.

McZeal is also awaiting trial on a few other charges including possession of a controlled substance, felon in possession with a weapon as well as an assault on a family member after being convicted of a felony. All three of which are felony charges. This is in addition to his murder charge.

Thompson has also been charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon as a felon as well as assaulting a family member in addition to his capital murder charge, which is still pending.

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