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Update on Incident at 7219 Kings Gate Circle

December 3, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 7219 Kings Gate Circle on November 28, 2006.

The suspect, Pedro Leon Shepherd (b/m, DOB 04-04-80), is charged with murder in the 174th State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Lanathan Johnson, 23, who died of multiple gunshot wounds.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L.A. Flores and Officers B. Evans, D. Vasquez
and J. Selvera reported:

HPD officers responded to a shooting call at 7219 Kings Gate Circle after witnesses reported hearing about ten gunshots in the area. Mr. Johnson was seen running and collapsing in a breezeway of the apartment complex. A preliminary investigation has revealed this shooting was committed during a drug-related robbery.

Subsequent investigation led homicide officers to Shepherd, who is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Pedro Leon Shepherd is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update GO 12-3-06
GO/JFC 11-29-06
Inc # 183757606

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