Update on Incident at 2300 West Sam Houston Parkway
July 10, 2006 -- Houston Police
Department Homicide Division investigators have arrested and filed
capital murder charges against 19-year-old Leon Russell Dawson
(bm/ DOB 4-28-87) in the 185th State District Court.
Last week HPD released a surveillance photo of
Dawson in the fatal shooting of Anand Sharma, 46, of 10350 Lands
End #1905 at 2303 West Sam Houston Parkway North about 11:40 p.m.
on Wednesday (July 5).
Details of the incident are as follows:
The victim was a nightshift employee at a convenience
store. During the victim's shift, a suspect walked into the store
and waited for the other customers to leave. Once the store was
empty, the suspect pulled out a pistol and demanded money. The
victim complied with the request, however when the suspect diverted
his attention, the victim attempted to stop the suspect. A struggle
ensued and the victim was shot in the head. The suspect left the
store and fled northbound through the parking lot.
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