Update on Incident at 8700 Gustine Lane #2601
February 17, 2005 -- A suspect
has been arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 8700 Gustine
Lane #2601 on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, about 11:20 p.m.
Christopher Lawayne Cotton (b/m DOB: 01-05-85)
has been charged with murder in
the 338th State District Court. He was arrested near Giddings,
Texas, on Wednesday (Feb. 16).
HPD Homicide Division Officer D. L. Robertson
and Sergeant T. C. Bloyd reported:
The victim, Carson O'Neal Jones Jr., 20, of 8700
Gustine Lane #2601 and Cotton became involved in an argument inside
Jones' apartment. Cotton shot Jones multiple times in the head
and body. Christopher Michael Taylor, who was also inside the
apartment, received a grazing gunshot wound to the leg.
Taylor was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest
Hospital and treated for the gunshot wound to his leg. Jones was
transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he later died.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of
the suspect is urged to contact the Houston Police Homicide Division
at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at713-222-TIPS.
MES/JFC Update 2-17-05
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.