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Update on Incident at 3781 Odin Court #3

February 16, 2005 -- A suspect has been arrested and charged in a shooting that killed one man and injured four others at 3781 Odin Court #3 about 3:35 p.m. on December 26, 2004.

The suspect, Michael Lewis (b/m, DOB 6-18-74), is charged with murder in the 185th State District Court. He was taken into custody on February 7. Lewis is accused in the fatal shooting of John Brown, 22, who was wounded in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene.

Houston Police Department Homicide Division Sergeant M. D. Newcomb and Officer A. Mares reported:

Three black males armed with handguns and wearing hoods over their faces entered an apartment at 3781 Odin Court, tied up a male, and forced several females to the ground. After ransacking the apartment, the males exited through the front and rear doors, as well as a window. As one of the males (Lewis) was exiting the rear door, he encountered Brown and shot him. Another male was also shot as he ran for cover. That male was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in fair condition.

The three male suspects then ran into the parking lot of a nearby grocery store where they were followed by an undetermined number of black males in two vehicles, a black Cadillac Escalade and a red Chevrolet Suburban. The males in the vehicles were armed with a variety of weapons and began firing at the three males who had run from the apartment. Two of the males entered the grocery store, where they were followed by one of the males in the vehicles. Three other males were struck by gunfire inside the store and were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Update JFC/RMT 2-16-05
RMM 12-27-04

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