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Update on Incident at 5100 Clover

March 31, 2005 -- Houston police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at 5100 Clover about 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday (March 29).

The suspect, Richard Eugene Collins Jr. (b/m DOB: 6-18-69), was charged with capital murder in the 208th State District Court.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L. J. Baimbridge and Officer N. T. Ruland reported:

The victim, James Alexander, 70, of 4223 Tavenor and Collins were seen riding together in the victim's van. Collins shot Alexander several times during an apparent robbery and then fled in a brown station wagon.

Alexander died while enroute to Ben Taub General Hospital.

Updated: MES/JFC 3-31-05

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