Houston shooting: 20-year-old shot, killed Cleveland Municipal Airport employee

An airport employee was killed at work by an ex-employee, police say.

According to the Cleveland Police Department, Marco Elihu Jacquez, 20, has been charged with capital murder. The victim was identified as 29-year-old Jesse Ray Rogers.

Suspect, Marco Elihu Jacquez, age 20, of Cleveland, Texas, who was charged with Capital Murder. (Photo: Cleveland Police Department)

At 8:44 a.m. Thursday, Cleveland police responded to reports of a shooting in the hangar at Cleveland Municipal Airport on FM 787. When they arrived, they found the body of a man near a runway hangar.


Investigators say the victim, Rogers, was a current employee of the airport. The employee was allegedly approached by an ex-employee, Jacquez, who was carrying a shotgun. The ex-employee is reported to have quit four months ago.

Marco Jacquez was arrested for allegedly shooting and killing an employee at Cleveland Municipal Airport.

The ex-employee reportedly demanded Rogers get into his car, but he refused. When he was denied, Jacquez allegedly shot the employee and drove away in a 2016 Silver Nissan four-door car.

Cleveland Police issued a regional broadcast alerting other agencies of Jacquez and his vehicle description. Colorado County Sheriff’s Department, with the help of the Eagle Lake Police Department was able to arrest Jacquez at 12:13 p.m., officials say,

Cleveland Municipal Airport where an employee was shot and killed.

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Several witnesses say they saw the event and were interviewed by Cleveland Police.

Cleveland Police say they are still investigating and gathering details.