Update on Incident at 3801 O'Meara Drive
October 14, 2006 -- Charges
have been filed on a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of
a woman at 3801 O'Meara Drive about 2 a.m. on May 31, 2006.
The suspect, Richard Burgess Jr. (b/m, 9/1/73),
is charged in the 230th State District Court for the killing of
Sheila Little, age unknown, of 3900 O'Meara #188.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.T. Mosqueda
and Officer L. Benavidez reported:
Witnesses heard several gunshots coming from
the corner of O'Meara Drive at Stella Link about 2 a.m. Several
minutes later, Ms. Little was found lying on the grass between
a sidewalk and building #1 at the Pine Terrace Apartments at 3900
After killing Little, Burgess fled to New Orleans,
LA and was subsequently charged with two counts of capital murder
for killings in that city. On October 13, 2006, he was arrested
in Jefferson Parish Louisiana for the New Orleans murders. He
is now in custody in New Orleans and awaiting extradition to Harris
Update: NJM 10/14/06
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please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.