25-year-old Johnathan Renard Castaneda, is being hunted by Houston police in what is believed to be a drug-fueled attack that left one man dead and three others injured, one of whom was raped.
Castaneda was at a Houston home with the four victims on Friday night. They were socializing, when 45-year-old Keith Armstrong, began an unsuccessful search for the keys to his Chevy Suburban.
Things reportedly turned really ugly, really fast when Armstrong pulled a gun on the suspect, accusing him of taking the missing keys. Castaneda allegedly responded by picking up a steel pipe and beating Armstrong to death with it.
But Castaneda was not finished. He then beat the other occupants of the house unconscious and raped one.
Police were called when one of the victims was able to escape the attack, making it to the street before collapsing. Reports indicate that the interior of the house was almost completely destroyed in the attack.
Armstrong, the deceased victim, had a criminal record for armed robbery, but has not had a run-in with the police since his release three years ago. The other victims in the attack were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
Castaneda escaped on foot just before police arrived and is still at large.
Anyone with information regarding Casteneda’s whereabouts is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.