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Incident at 8406 Springtime Lane

August 18, 2005 -- Murder charges are pending against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 8406 Springtime Lane about 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 17).

The suspect, Christopher Demond Hollis Sr. (b/m DOB: 8-25-72), turned himself in at the HPD Stringfellow Southeast Police Station. The victim, Wilbur Elzy, 46, of 8402 Springtime Lane, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. H. Roberts and J. T. Wyers reported:

The Houston Fire Department responded to a minor accident involving an 11-year-old boy. He received minor injuries after colliding with a parked car while riding a motorized scooter. Wilber Elzy, the stepfather of the boy, was standing nearby while HFD personnel were treating him. A few minutes later, the biological father, Christopher Hollis Sr., arrived and began arguing with Elzy. The two became involved in a physical altercation and were advised by an eyewitness not to fight in front of his house. As Elzy began walking back toward his residence, Hollis drove his vehicle backwards and stopped the vehicle between Elzy and his residence. Eyewitnesses stated Hollis jumped out of his vehicle with a gun and shot Elzy.


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