Update on Incident at 9700 Court Glen
February 11, 2005 -- Charges
have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting
of a man at 9700 Court Glen about 12:25 a.m. on February 7.
The suspect has been identified as Marvin
O'Brien Pierre (b/m, DOB 12-5-75). He is charged with murder
in the 176th State District Court. Pierre is 5 feet 6 inches tall
and weighs 180 to 200 pounds. He is NOT in custody.
The victim, Kofi Appiah, 27, of 8619 Candlegreen
suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and was pronounced dead at
Ben Taub General Hospital.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Scott and Officer
C. Scales reported:
It appears Appiah was visiting a female friend
at an apartment complex at 9700 Court Glen. Shortly after midnight,
Appiah was standing outside when he was approached by Pierre who
shot him in the chest several times. Pierre then fled on foot.
Witnesses saw a green sport utility vehicle speeding from the
Anyone with information on the suspect's whereabouts
is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600
or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.