Incident at 8118 Martin Luther King Blvd
November 20, 2005 -- Charges
have been filed against a suspect in the fatal shooting on a man
about 11:45 a.m. at 8118 Martin Luther King Boulevard on Saturday
The suspect, Maurice J. Long-Edwards (b/m, DOB
12/12/72), has been charged with murder in the 178th State District
Court. He is accused in the shooting of Johnny Ray Davis, 51,
of 5638 Belarbor.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W.P. Booth and
Officer J.C. Bonaby III reported:
The suspect entered the convenience store at
8118 Martin Luther King Boulevard and got into an altercation
with the victim, Johnny Davis, who was an employee of the store.
The suspect, Long-Edwards, left the location but returned later
and shot Davis once in the chest. The store clerk who witnessed
the shooting of Davis fired at the armed suspect, striking him
twice. HPD officers arrived and took control of the situation
by subduing an armed Long-Edwards and disarming the store clerk.
Johnny Ray Davis was pronounced dead at the scene. Long-Edwards
was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with several gunshot
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.