Update on Incident at 1303 La Concha
March 16, 2006 -- A suspect
wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 1303 La Concha about
10 p.m. on December 28, 2005 was arrested earlier this week by
SWAT officers in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The suspect, Jerome
Hampton (b/m, DOB 3-12-82), was taken into custody on Sunday,
March 12, after firing shots at New Orleans police officers trying
to apprehend him. New Orleans police said Hampton has been charged
in a murder that happened during Mardi Gras a few weeks ago.
Houston police homicide investigators assigned
to the Gang Murder Squad had been searching for Hampton since
he was charged with the December 28 murder of Steven Kennedy,
24, at 1303 La Concha in Houston. That murder charge is filed
in the 209th State District Court. Investigators said both Hampton
and Kennedy were members of separate gangs in New Orleans before
relocating to Houston following Hurricane Katrina. The motive
in the shooting is believed to be revenge.
Hampton was one of five gang members identified,
charged and being sought by homicide investigators in Houston
and New Orleans. HPD investigators made that announcement in a
news conference on February 16. The other four wanted suspects
were featured in an HPD news release
that same day (February 16).
Updated JFC/MES 3-16-06
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.