Suspects Sought in Fatal Double Shooting at 7528 Sandra
December 15, 2008 - Houston police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying at least three suspects wanted in the robbery and fatal shooting of two females at 7528 Sandra about 11:40 p.m. on December 6.
The unknown suspects left the scene in a light colored, four-door pickup truck. A surveillance photo capturing the vehicle as it left the scene is attached to this news release.
The victims are identified as Letha “Savannah” Perkins, 51, and her goddaughter, Chasity Taylor, 13. Both females suffered at least one gunshot wound and were pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. E. Elliott and Senior Police Officer A. Mares reported:
At about 2 a.m. on Sunday, December 7, HFD personnel responded to a 9-1-1 call at 7528 Sandra and found both victims deceased inside the residence. Patrol officers were then contacted and arrived at the scene. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots in the area about 11:40 p.m. the night before. The unknown suspects forced their way into the residence and fired several shots.
Further investigation has determined Ms. Perkins resisted the suspects and exchanged gunfire with them. The motive in the shootings is robbery as it appears the suspects targeted the home. Family members stated several items, including jewelry, were missing from the house.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.