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Update on Incident at 10001 Westpark

October 23, 2006 -- Houston police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a suspect charged in the fatal stabbing of a man. The incident occurred at 10001 Westpark on October 7, 2006 at 10:15 p.m.

The suspect, John Troy King (b/m, DOB: 5-24-76), is charged with murder in the 176th State District Court. A photo of King is attached to this news release.

The deceased victim is identified as Djuan Jefferson, 35. He sustained stab wounds to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Olivo and Officer M. Khan reported:

King and another man were overheard arguing over drugs in the parking lot of the Stoneridge Apartments. King and the man began fighting and when Jefferson tried to intervene, King pulled a knife and stabbed Jefferson in the chest. Jefferson began running and collapsed behind a nearby apartment building. King fled the scene in a white or a two-tone white Lexus sedan.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of John Troy King is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Updated: JGA/JFC 10-23-06
NJM 10/8/06
Inc #155198306

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.