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Incident at 3900 Broadway

April 6, 2006 -- Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a man at 3900 Broadway about 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday (Apr. 5).

The suspect is identified as William Jamaal Ellis (b/m, DOB 3/10/81). He remains in custody.

Investigators are seeking the public's help in identifying the victim who was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition. He is Hispanic, 20-30 years of age, approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing approximately 150 pounds. He was wearing a yellow T-shirt, blue jeans, a brown belt and a pair of new black dress shoes. The victim was riding on Metro bus #3498, Route #50.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Grysen and Officer T. Hufstedler reported:

According to witnesses, the victim was seated aboard a moving Metro bus near the front when William Ellis, who was seated at the rear, got up and approached him. As Ellis neared the front of the bus, he pulled a handgun and shot the victim in the head. Ellis then fled on foot to a near by church where he surrendered to the pastor who disarmed and held him until police arrived. A motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

NJM/ JFC 4/6/06
Inc #53599406

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