Update on Incident at 9475 West Sam Houston Parkway
March 29, 2006 -- Charges have
been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of two
men at 9475 West Sam Houston Parkway South about 12:15 p.m. on
The suspect is identified as Patrick
Raynard Edwards (b/m, DOB 3-17-84). He is charged with capital
murder in the 337th State District Court. Edwards is 5 feet 9
to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 140 to 145 pounds. He is believed
to be driving in a white, four-door 1993 Buick, possibly a Century.
The rear passenger side window is broken out and is covered with
plastic. The vehicle has Texas license plates M71MDN.
One of the victims is identified as Jackie Robinson
Jr., 23, of 11735 South Glen Drive. The identity of the other
victim, 17, is pending verification of the Harris County Medical
Examiner's office. Both victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds
and were pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B.E. Roberts and
Officer J. Sosa reported:
According to witnesses, the victims were part
of a small group of males arguing in the apartment complex's courtyard.
The argument escalated and both victims were shot multiple times.
The suspect (s) fled on foot.
Following the incident, officers with the HPD
Community Relations Unit met with homicide investigators and some
tenants at the apartment complex as part of the police department's
Fear Reduction Initiative. Through those discussions, a possible
suspect was identified. That suspect, Edwards, was later charged
in the murders.
Investigators said the suspect and victims were
from New Orleans and victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of
suspect Patrick Raynard Edwards is urged to contact the HPD Homicide
Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update JFC/RMM 3-29-06
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