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Update on Incident at 8901 Bissonnet

January 6, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of two men at 8901 Bissonnet about 1:30 a.m. on December 31, 2005.

The suspect, Alvin Simms (b/m, DOB 5-27-85), has been charged with capital murder in the 177th State District Court. Investigators said he is a Hurricane Katrina evacuee and is believed to be somewhere between Houston and New Orleans, Louisiana. Simms is 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 130 pounds and has long hair styled in braids.

The victims, Keith Hayes, 19, of 2717 Orchid in New Orleans, and Calvin Clay, 23, of an unknown address in Louisiana, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were transported by private vehicle to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Hayes was pronounced dead upon arrival and Clay died several hours later.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P. Motard and Officer C.P. Abbondandolo reported:

According to witnesses, the victims and the suspect knew each other from New Orleans and had relocated to Houston after Hurricane Katrina.

On the night of the incident, the victims traveled between Houston and Louisiana in order to work. Both drove back to Houston after work and stopped along the way to pick up several friends. The group arrived at an apartment complex at 8901 Bissonnet and entered apartment #334. Shortly after their arrival at the apartment, Hayes got into an argument with the suspect. The suspect produced a pistol and shot both victims. After the shooting, the suspect jumped from a second floor balcony and fled on foot.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alvin Simms is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Update JFC/MES 1-6-06
NJM 12/31/05

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