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Update on Incident at 230 McCarty #9

January 8, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect for the fatal shooting of a man at 230 McCarty #9 about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 7).

The victim, Bobby Rogers, 23, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at LBJ Hospital.

The suspect, William Anthony Shepherd (b/m DOB: 12-21-87), has been charged with murder in the 263rd State District court.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant D.A. Ferguson and Officer B.C. McDaniel reported:

Shepherd walked up to room #9 at the Glendale Motel at 230 McCarty and knocked on the door. When a witness in the room asked who was at the door, Shepherd said he was looking for a person who was not in the room. The witness opened the door, and Rogers who was sitting behind the door looked around the door to see who it was. Shepherd then began shooting at the door and then fled. The motive in the shooting is unknown at this time.

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

Updated: JGA 1-8-06
JFC/JGA 8-8-05
Inc #120683805

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