Houston police apprehend man seen as suspected serial killer

Staff Writer
Stephenville Empire-Tribune

HOUSTON (AP) — Police in Houston say a man investigators have described as a serial killer has been apprehended.

Authorities say 46-year-old Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was taken into custody Tuesday following a car chase.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Monday that Rodriguez is wanted in connection with three fatal shootings since Friday.

Authorities say he's linked to the Friday shooting death of 62-year-old Pamela Johnson in her home in the Cypress area, the Saturday shooting death of 28-year-old Allie Barrow inside a mattress store in Houston and Monday's fatal shooting of a man inside a separate mattress store in Houston.

Police say Rodriguez also is a suspect in the robbery, shooting and wounding on Monday of a metro bus driver who survived and in a home invasion robbery on July 9.