Incident at 7602 Claiborne
January 4, 2007 -- Charges are
pending against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a
man at 7602 Claiborne about 10:45 p.m. on Wednesday (January 3).
The suspect, Michael Dwayne Bedford (b/m, DOB
1-27-55) faces possible murder charges. The victim, Otis Anthony
Taylor, 41, of 4590 Beechnut #207, suffered a gunshot wound to
the upper torso and died at the scene. The suspect and victim
are half brothers.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants L.A. Flores and
O. Belmarez reported:
HPD officers responded to a shooting call at
7602 Claiborne and found the victim deceased in the living room
and the suspect still at the location. Taylor and Bedford were
arguing about the care and health of their father when Taylor
retrieved his father's shotgun from a bedroom. After being asked
by both Taylor and his father to leave, Bedford refused. The father
asked Taylor to put the shotgun away, which he did. When Taylor
returned to the living room, unarmed, Bedford shot him with a
shotgun he had hidden on his body.
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