By: Lexy | 11-24-2018 | News
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Illegal Alien from Honduras Charged With Shooting Store Clerk During Robbery

Houston, Texas - A teenager has been arrested for the murder of a convenience store clerk.

Jose Bonilla-Ortiz, 18, was arrested on Saturday and charged with shooting Faruk Bhuiya during a robbery on Nov. 10 at the Metro Food Mart.

<a href="https://abc13.com/convenience-store-clerk-shot-and-killed-in-northwest-houston/4667680/"> Surveillance video shows two men in hooded sweatshirts </a> gun down Bhuiya.

Bonilla-Ortiz can be seen, in the surveillance video, wearing a dark hoodie. The second man is wearing a red hoodie and has not yet been identified.

Bhuiya and his wife lived in a house behind the convenience store on Witte Road.

Bonilla-Ortiz is set to make his first court appearance on Sunday and will go back before a judge Monday afternoon.

According to court records, Bonilla-Ortiz and Bhuiya struggled over a security door that the victim tried to close after Bonilla-Ortiz ran to the cashier area.

Bonilla-Ortiz stuck his weapon between the door and the door jam, fired once striking Bhuiya in the face, according to court records. Bhuiya died at the scene.

Bonilla-Ortiz, from Honduras, is being held on a $250,000 bond.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our Homicide investigators are en route to 1600 Witte. Preliminary information indicates one person was fatally shot. Incident occurred about 850 pm. No other information at this time. Investigation on-going. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HouNews?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HouNews</a></p>&mdash; Houston Police (@houstonpolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/houstonpolice/status/1061460985066778624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 11, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Bonilla-Ortiz has no prior criminal history in Harris County, but jail records show Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed a detainer on him because he is not believed to be a US citizen.

Prosecutors say he was deported from the country in 2016.

Bhuiya's grieving widow gasped when she learned that a teenager was arrested in her husband's death, <a href="https://m.chron.com/houston/article/Teen-suspect-caught-in-northwest-Houston-store-13402339.php#item-85307-tbla-5"> reported the Houston Chronicle </a>. She expressed sympathy for the mother of the teen being held on the murder charge.

'I feel bad for this boy's mother. His life is ruined. Ruined for nothing, absolutely nothing,' Phyllis Bhuiya told the Chronicle.

'I wish I could hug that boy's mother.'

She believes her husband would have wanted her to forgive his killer, and she does, but she wants justice to be served, should Bonilla-Ortiz be convicted of murder.

'I want him punished for what he did. He didn't just take my husband. He took someone's son, someone's stepfather,' she said.

'He wasn't just my husband. He was a lot of things to a lot of people.'

Related Sources:

https://abc13.com/amp/teen-arrested-and-charged-in-murder-of-beloved-store-clerk-/4717710/; https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6405921/Illegal-immigrant-18-charged-murdering-shop-clerk-Texas.html

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3 Comment/s
Michael M. No. 43184 2018-11-25 : 01:52

When does it stop? We must hold the politicians accountable for all the 100% preventable deaths!

Jo No. 43189 2018-11-25 : 02:08

These tragedies seem never ending. It’s time we enforced our borders and our laws.

Anonymous No. 43220 2018-11-25 : 11:51

Another tragedy that should have never been possible.

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