A man is dead and his killer on the run after gunfire rang out in the doorway of the victim’s Conroe home early this morning. Family members say the shooting may have stemmed from a dispute over a broken car headlight.
It was around 5:10am that Conroe police were dispatched to a report of gunfire in the 500 block of West Santa Fe Street near Frazier. When they arrived, they found 38-year-old Oscar Rolando Pavon dead.
The suspect — identified as Noel Cristino Solis — fled before they arrived.
Investigators say Solis knocked on Pavon’s door started shooting when he answered.
“My brother was the first one to answer the door and he was looking for him,” said Javier Paron, the victim’s brother. “So, two shots and that was it. That’s all it took.”
But the killer didn’t stop there. Police say Solis shot Pavon nine more times before driving off in his car.
Police are still investigating what led up to the shooting, but family members tell Eyewitness News their dispute may have started over a broken car headlight.
According to relatives, Pavon and Solis were friends for years, but there was a car accident about a month ago in which a headlight on one of the vehicles was broken. The men had been arguing over who would pay for the damage.
“They’re going to find you. You leave to Honduras, they’re going to find you wherever you’re at,” said the victim’s sister, Ingris Casales. “He leaves three kids behind; a three-year-old, a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old.”
Solis is charged with murder. Officers have been unable to locate him. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.