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Update on Incident at 8501 Broadway

August 12, 2005 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 8501 Broadway about 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 10).

The suspect, identified as Teddy Thomas James (b/m, DOB 7-7-85), is charged with murder in the 232nd State District Court. James is accused in the killing of Christopher Coleman, 25, who was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital. James is 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds and has a tattoo on his chest.

Houston Police Department Homicide Division Officers K.P. Carr and A. Mares reported:

The victim and James were involved in an ongoing dispute. Witnesses said the victim and a friend were in the parking lot of an apartment complex when James approached them from behind and shouted the victim's name. James then produced a pistol and began shooting the victim in the chest. The victim tried to run but fell to the ground. James walked up to the victim and shot him at least two more times.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Teddy Thomas James is urged to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update JFC/MES 8-12-05
AW/ MES 8-11-05
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