Incident at 7700 Southbank
May 17, 2005 -- Charges have
been filed in the fatal shooting of a man at 7700 Southbank on
Monday, May 16, 2005, about 10:10 a.m.
The suspect, Joseph
R. Grant Jr. (b/m DOB: 3-8-72) has been charged with murder
in the 262nd State District Court and in addition is wanted on
a parole violation.
HPD Homicide Division Officers D. Vasquez and
M. Sosa reported:
A female witness offered to give the victim,
Garon Dewayne Mahon, 27, of 813 Waverly, a ride to work. Grant,
who is the witnesses’ ex-boyfriend, intentionally blocked
the witnesses’ vehicle, exited his vehicle and confronted
Mahon, who was a passenger in the witnesses’
vehicle, exited the vehicle and a verbal altercation between Mahon
and Grant ensued. Grant fired several gunshots at Mahon, striking
him in the chest. Grant returned to his vehicle, a blue Pontiac
Grand Prix, and fled the area.
The witness drove Mahon to 6900 Martin Luther
King and called 911. He was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital
where he was pronounced dead.
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 at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.