Incident at 7207 North Loop East
February 15, 2007 -- A suspect
has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a man at
7207 North Loop East about 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday (February 14).
The suspect, Edward Jerome Brown (b/m, DOB 7-29-68),
is charged with murder in the 179th State District Court. He is
accused in the killing of Michael Dan Hoyt, 60, of 100 Mulberry,
who suffered a gunshot wound to the head and died at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.D. Newcomb and
Officer A. Mares reported:
Mr. Hoyt arrived at 7207 North Loop East, Service
Wire, to pick up his wife who works at this business. Mr. Hoyt
was waiting in the break room when Brown, also an employee, entered.
After standing around for several minutes and looking into the
surveillance camera, Brown produced a concealed handgun and approached
Mr. Hoyt and shot him once in the head.
Several employees who knew Brown were in the
break room at the time of the shooting and were able to disarm
and detain him until police arrived.
Preliminary investigation revealed the shooting
was captured by surveillance cameras in the break room. The suspect
was found to be in possession of two additional magazine clips
for his pistol.
Inc # 022552107
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