Texas Rangers Cold Case Investigation Details
REFERENCE NUMBER: 260 - Solved
CITY: Oak Ridge North
RELATED YEAR: 2002
SUSPECTS: Martin Tellez
On February 15, 2002, Subir Chatterjee, 42, was shot and killed at the Coastal gas station and convenience store that he co-owned and operated in the city of Oak Ridge North. A large sum of money was stolen during the robbery/murder. DNA evidence was recovered at the scene. An intensive investigation by Texas Rangers and the ORN PD ensued. Despite all efforts, the case remained unsolved. Recent advancements in DNA technology helped to identify a pool of possible suspects. Further investigation and laboratory analysis confirmed the identity of the suspect.
On December 10, 2019, Martin Tellez, now 42, was arrested and charged with Capital Murder. A trial date is pending.
Persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law.
Texas Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $3,000 to any person who provides informationthat leads
to the arrest of the person/persons responsible forthis crime. To be eligible for the cash rewards, tipsters
MUST call the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477). All tips are anonymous.
Tipsters will be provided a tip number instead of using a name.
Information on this case may also be submitted in the following manner:
- Submit a Tip Online thru the Texas Rangers’ Cold Case website
- Contact us by telephone at 1-800-346-3243. Your information will be forwarded to the Texas Rangerassigned to this case.
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