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Update on Incident at 2700 Alabama

August 31, 2005 -- The fatal shooting of a man at 2700 Alabama about 5 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2005, will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

Demarcus Ladale Bagwell, 29, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead on arrival at Ben Taub General Hospital.

The shooter, Stacy Bernard Lovings, (b/m, 3-21-88), was questioned by investigators and released without charges.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Booth and Officer J. C. Bonaby III reported:

Bagwell and Lovings got into a verbal confrontation that escalated into a physical altercation. At some point during the altercation, handguns were produced and Mr. Bagwell was shot in the chest. After the shooting, Lovings fled the scene on foot.

On Saturday, August 27, 2005, Stacey Lovings went to the HPD Homicide Division and provided investigators with a written confession and surrendered the weapon used in the shooting. Lovings also had injuries consistent with evidence found at the scene.

NJM/MES 8/31/05

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.