Justice for Peter Mielke
Take a close look at the man in the photograph above. This
man degenerate is believed to be responsible for the unjust and brutal murder of Peter Mielke, a 19 year old diligently working his way through college before meeting his untimely death. Mielke was working a closing shift at Reginelli’s Pizzeria in Bellaire on Sunday, February 21st when the gunman entered the establishment, demanded money, and held a gun to Peter. Records show that Mielke was scrambling to open the cash register, but because he was unable to do so quickly enough he was shot multiple times. The miscreant that robbed Peter of a bright future left with little to nothing in hand.
Peter was a ray of sunshine that beamed comfort, charm, and joy to every person that had the opportunity to meet him. He played varsity football at Bellaire High School before graduating in 2023. Every time I saw him, he greeted me with a generous hug and a smile, despite the fact that we didn’t know each other very well. The loss of his life has shattered the community. His death is still difficult to comprehend. Mielke has impacted the lives of others so much that the community has set up a GoFundMe account to cover the expenses of his memorial. That account reached 2,100 shares in less than a week and raised $21,000 in just ten days. Needless to say, this speaks volumes for Peter’s good-hearted character. Even the Bellaire chief of police has commented on this crime, calling it “very senseless.”
“One of the last things he messaged me was ‘Ily’ (I love you) and I’ve been told he had a really good day throughout his shift. Good tips, had his favorite meal at Jax Grill and was in a really good mood,” says friend and coworker Tristan Davis.
The gunman is described as a tall African American male of thin build with a close-cut hair style. He has been caught on camera twice - once heading towards the Pizzeria and once walking calmly away from the scene on Ferris. He is seen wearing dark jeans and a black shirt in the videos. Watch the surveillance video here.
We plead that anyone with information that may lead to the capture of the suspect will call Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS or (713) 222-8477. A $5,000 reward was initially being offered for information that may lead to an arrest. That reward has now been doubled and stands at $10,000. You may remain completely anonymous when calling Crime Stoppers. Steve Campion of ABC13 said it best, “We know that someone, somewhere out there in the community knows who this man is. It is just a matter of principle at this point that someone does the right thing and calls Crime Stoppers.” Please help Mielke’s friends and family find justice for Peter. The search for this man will not be over until he is found.
by Zazil Farfan