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Update on Incident at 13350 Northborough Lane

October 3, 2005 -- Houston police homicide investigators have arrested a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of one man and wounding of another at 13350 Northborough Lane on July 30, 2004.

The deceased victim, Ronney Johnson Jr., 19, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body and was pronounced dead at the scene. The surviving victim, Vinton Brownlee, 25, was shot in the right forearm and transported in a private vehicle to Northwest Medical Center. Both men lived at 13335 Northborough #1806.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants S.H. Kennedy, S.R. Kennedy and Officers T.W. Miller and I.F. Flores Jr. reported:

Investigators received a tip on a suspect in this case after it was featured in a Houston Chronicle Crime Stoppers article On September 19, 2005. As a result of that article, a suspect was identified and a murder charge was filed against him in the 232nd State District Court. Investigators learned the suspect, Delroy Antonio Forrest (b/m, DOB 5-11-81), was hiding out in his parents' house in Long Island, New York. Sergeant S.R. Kennedy and Officer Miller traveled to New York where, with the assistance of Nassau County authorities, they arrested the suspect outside his parents' home. The suspect later confessed to the murder and is now awaiting extradition back to Texas.

Updated JFC/RMM 10-3-05
AW 7-31-04
Inc# 116898804

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