Update on Incident at 130 Owens

December 28, 2007 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 130 Owens about 4:35 p.m. on Wednesday (December 26).

The suspect, Willie Lowell Russell (b/m, DOB: 1-8-70), is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Joshua Griffin, 28, of 117 Pennsylvania. Mr. Griffin suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Officers D. R. Daniel and A. Ibarra reported:

Officers responded to a call of a shooting at 130 Owens and found Mr. Griffin deceased. Further investigation developed Russell as the suspect who may have been involved in the shooting.

On Thursday (Dec. 27), officers received a call regarding Russell wanting to turn himself in and he was arrested a short time later at his residence without incident.

Update: VHS/GO 12-28-07
VHS/JGA 12-27-07
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