Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 6751 Bellaire Gardens

June 13, 2008 - Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one woman and wounding of another at 6751 Bellaire Gardens about 1:20 a.m. on Sunday (June 8).

The suspect, John Edward Green Jr.(b/m, DOB: 1-22-85), faces charges of capital murder in the killing of Huong Thien Nguyen, 34, of Houston. Ms. Nguyen suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s sister, My Houng Nguyen, 34, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with a gunshot wound and is in critical condition.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. H. Roberts and W. M. Bush and Senior Police Officers E. R. Godwin and R. Cervantes reported:

Ms. Huong Nguyen and her sister returned home from a family outing when they were approached by Green in the driveway of their home. Green made some type of demand of both women, shot them, and then fled the scene.

Further investigation identified Green as the suspect in this case and on Thursday (June 12), he was arrested at his residence at 14405 Rio Bonito without incident.

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