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Incident at 900 South Gessner

October 18, 2006 -- Houston police homicide investigators have arrested a suspect charged in a murder-for-hire plot targeting his wife.

The suspect, John Sheroke (w/m, DOB 9-2-66), is charged with solicitation of capital murder in the 263rd State District Court. He is accused in a plot to murder his wife, Shelly Sheroke, 35. Ms. Sheroke was not injured.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. McGalin and Officer M. Sosa Jr. reported:

The suspect approached a witness to discuss a murder-for-hire. Homicide investigators were contacted and a meeting was soon arranged in which the suspect would meet with a hit man (an undercover officer). The suspect provided cash, photos and information regarding his wife. A time was scheduled for the murder to be staged as a carjacking incident. The suspect also provided his name and contact number to the undercover officer. After the initial payment was made to the undercover officer, the suspect was arrested outside of a business at 900 South Gessner on Monday (Oct. 16) without incident.

JFC/GO 10-18-06
Inc #157025806

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