Chicago's Most Wanted Javier Cortez - New York News

Chicago's Most Wanted Javier Cortez

Posted:

Houston police and FBI agents are on the hunt for 30 year old Javier Cortez for his role in the shooting death of another Texas man in April.


Investigators say Cortez and an accomplice, Florencio Leal, set out to rob 29 year old Andres Gonzalez on April 8th. Police say the pair took a significant amount of cash from the victim and then Leal shot Gonzalez twice. After he fell to the ground, police say Cortez then stood over Gonzalez and shot him nine more times. The shooting happened at the Gonzalez's apartment on Houston's southeast side.

Following the shooting, police say Leal and Cortez went to a gentlemen's club where they celebrated not only the armed robbery but the murder of the victim. Then, investigators say both men stried to rob a house in Pasadena, Texas. While Cortez escaped, police say Leal was shot in the arm during that robbery. Based on his injury, investigators were able to track down Leal and arrest him.

Agents believe Cortez fled to Mexico but is now living in Chicago. They received several tips indicating Cortez has friends and relatives here and he may be working as a carpenter or cabinet maker. Investigators also say both Leal and Cortez are members of the Houstone Tango Blast street gang.

Here is a detailed description of what agents say Cortez looks like. He is described as a Hispanic male, about 5'' 5", weighing around 142 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, and has tattoos on both of his upper arms .
Cortez is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, call police.

A ten-thousand dollar reward is being offered for any tips leading to Cortez's arrest. If you have any information about this case, call the Chicago FBI Bureau at (312) 421-6700.
 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Funeral for man who died after NYPD choke hold arrest

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:46:09 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent choke hold. Eric Garner's relatives stopped in front of his open casket, some weeping and wailing. A preacher opened the service at Brooklyn's Bethel Baptist Church with a mix of solemn prayer and an organ-backed gospel medley.
  • Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Another video shows NYPD cop putting man in choke hold

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:08:13 GMT
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
    The NYPD is investigating another apparent choke-hold incident during a recent arrest that was captured on video. The video shows a police officer putting a man in a choke hold and then punching him in the face in a subway station in Harlem, police said. A community activist said he received the new video but never had any intention of releasing it to the media.
  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices