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2nd Update on Incident at 9700 Court Glen

April 13, 2006 -- A suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 9700 Court Glen about 12:25 a.m. on February 7, 2005, has been arrested.

The suspect, Marvin O'Brien Pierre (b/m, DOB 12-5-75), is charged with murder in the 176th State District Court. Acting on a Crime Stoppers tip, U.S. Marshal agents arrested the suspect in the 5800 block of Clarewood on Wednesday, April 12, 2006.

The victim, Kofi Appiah, 27, of 8619 Candlegreen suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Scott and Officer C. Scales reported:

It appears Appiah was visiting a female friend at an apartment complex at 9700 Court Glen. Shortly after midnight on Feb. 7, Appiah was standing outside when he was approached by Pierre, who shot him in the chest several times. Pierre then fled on foot. Witnesses saw a green sport utility vehicle speeding from the location.

MES/JFC 4-13-06
JFC/RMT 2-11-05
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