Update on Incident at 13502 Northborough Drive

August 14, 2007 - A suspect has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 13502 Northborough Drive #508 about 4:10 p.m. on August 11.

Ykisha April Bessie (b/f, DOB 11-24-83) is charged with murder in the 183rd State District Court. She is accused in the killing of Kernell Skidmoore, 23, of 13502 Northborough Drive #102. Skidmoore suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported by private vehicle to Northwest Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Semmelrock and Officer D.R. Daniel reported:

HPD patrol officers were dispatched to a stabbing call at 13502 Northborough #508 and, upon their arrival, found no one at the location. A short time later, officers received a call from the Northwest Medical Center regarding a shooting victim who had been transported from the Northborough address. Officers proceeded to the hospital where they discovered Mr. Skidmoore had died.

After further investigation, officers took a possible suspect into custody at the apartment complex. That suspect, Bessie, was questioned and subsequently charged in this case.

Update JFC/NJM 8-14-07
NJM 8/12/07
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