Shooting suspect still at large
Baytown police are still looking for 22-year-old Felipe Castillo, who is believed to have been involved in a recent shooting.
A 16-year-old boy and a 50-year-old man were shot last Thursday night in an alleyway near Louisiana and Market streets.
The 16-year-old was involved in the disturbance with a group of people, three of whom were in their 20s, when an unidentified 50-year-old man who lives nearby came outside to break up the incident.
That’s when Castillo is believed to have headed to his nearby home and returned with a shotgun, firing at least two rounds and leaving the teenager with several pellet wounds, while the 50-year-old man was hit in the arm.
“What we have learned during the investigation is that the suspect and the victim have had an ongoing feud over a female,” said Lt. Steve Dorris, Baytown police spokesman. “The two happened to cross paths in the alley and got into a physical altercation. According to witnesses the Mr. Castillo was on the losing end of that fight and once the two were separated he left and returned with the shotgun.”
Both victims are expected to survive but Castillo is still at large and is considered armed and dangerous.
Charges have been filed on Castillo for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct, however he is still at large.
Anyone who may know his whereabouts is asked to contact the Baytown Police Department or Baytown Crime Stoppers at 281-427-TIPS.
• A burglary of a house occurred in the 6900 block of N. Main Street Monday afternoon. Televisions, a laptop, speakers, shoes and luggage all valued at $2,160 were reported stolen.
• A burglary of a building was reported in the 900 block of Northwood Drive Wednesday morning. Electronics valued at $250 were reported stolen.
• A theft of consumable goods valued at $39 was reported in the 7100 block of Garth Road Tuesday night.
• A theft of beer valued at $44 occurred in the 4000 block of Interstate 10 Tuesday night.
Police Beat is compiled from Baytown Police Department reports and officer interviews. Those reports are available on the city website at www.baytown.org.
Baytown’s Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest and charging of anyone who commits a felony. Callers remain anonymous. Call Baytown Crime Stoppers at 281-427-TIPS or send information via text message by texting “Baytown” plus the information to CRIMES (274637).