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Incident at 6633 West Airport

January 30, 2006 -- A 42-year-old man is charged with murder after an altercation turned into gunfire on Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 6633 West Airport around 10:55 a.m.

According to Houston Police Department Homicide Sergeant T.C. Bloyd and Officer D.L. Robertson, the suspect, Jay Evertt Scurlock (bm- DOB 7-8-63) went to apartment #1104 at 6633 West Airport attempting to recover several appliances that he believed to be his. Since the apartments are privately owned and recently changed hands, Scurlock considered the appliances inside to still be his property.

An argument ensured and the current tenant called her two brothers to the apartment to help retain the appliances. Scurlock argued with the brothers, one of which was the victim, 17-year-old Tony Dorsett Smith. Scurlock was attempting to leave the scene in his car but one of the brothers tried to stop him by standing behind Scurlocks' car. Scurlock backed up and knocked the brother to the ground. Smith, seeing his brother on the ground, began pounding on Scurlocks' window trying to get him to stop. Smith obtained a tire tool from the trunk of his car and continued banging on the windshield of Scurlocks' car. Scurlock produced a weapon, got out of his car and fired one shot at Smith striking him in the chest. He died at the scene.

Scurlock was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital complaining of chest pains. He was later released and booked into the city jail. Jay Everett Scurlock has been charged with murder in the 232nd State District Court.

AW/ RMM 1-30-06
Inc# 015890206

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