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Terry Rivera Wanted In Carlos Fernandez Murder

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Terry Rivera is an accused killer from Texas who is wanted by police for the murder of twelve year old Carlos Fernandez

According to police reports Carlos Fernandez mother and Terry Rivera use to be in a relationship however that ended. Rivera would come to the home and a argument would ensue. Carlos Fernandez was attempting to protect his mother when he would be fatally shot

Apparently Terry Rivera had broken into the Fernandez home days before the murder and stole the gun and threatened his ex partner

Terry Rivera was charged with capital murder, which could carry the death penalty in Texas, however officers so far have been unable to locate him. Police stress that Terry Rivera is considered armed and dangerous

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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Friday morning that his deputies are working “around the clock” to find the man accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend’s 12-year-old son.

Terry Bryan Rivera, 27, has been charged with capital murder in connection to the shooting death of 12-year-old Carlos Fernandez, according to the sheriff.

“He’s still on the run, he’s still wanted for capital murder,” Gonzalez said. “We’re not going to rest until we find him.”

The shooting happened Monday around 3 a.m. at an apartment in the Cloverleaf area on Alderson Street near Freeport Street.

Originally, officials said Fernandez was sleeping in his bedroom with his two younger half-sisters, ages 6 and 7, when someone walked up to their bedroom window and fired shots. On Friday, Gonzalez clarified that the boy was actually sleeping in the living room and had ran to check on his sisters when he heard noises coming from their bedroom. The sheriff called the boy a hero.

“He ran to the danger,” Gonzalez said. “He ran to check on his sisters, 6 and 7 years old, to protect them. And in some ways, he did because that bullet could have easily injured one of them.”

Fernandez was killed. The boy’s sisters were not hurt. Neither was his mom and another man who was also inside the apartment.

The sheriff’s office told KHOU 11 News they were investigating Rivera for a family-violence incident that occurred on March 1, a few days before Fernandez died. Gonzalez said Rivera had a gun at the time and had assaulted the boy’s mother.

No charges were filed because it was still an open case with the family violence department, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators said they were able to recover the grey pickup truck believed to be used by Rivera when the shooting happened.

The sheriff warned that anyone attempting to hide Rivera could also face charges.

“We want to make sure that we do everything possible to capture this coward, the individual that would take this beautiful life from us,” Gonzalez said. “We also want to send a very strong message to anyone that may be hiding him out or assisting him that you too will be filed on.”

Rivera should be considered armed and dangerous, according to Gonzalez.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office homicide unit or Crime Stoppers.

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