Suspect Arrested in Male's Death at 11500 Southwest Freeway

April 2, 2009 - A suspect charged in the death of a man at 11500 Southwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 South) was arrested on Sunday (Mar. 29).

Phillip Wayne Harris (w/m, DOB: 10-26-76) is charged with murder in the 178th State District Court.  He was arrested by the Stafford Police Department without incident and is being held in the Fort Bend County Jail, awaiting transport to the Harris County Jail.

He was charged in the killing of Randy Lynn Hanson, 48, of Houston.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P.C. Motard and Senior Police Officer C.P. Abbondandolo reported:

Suspect Harris and a woman got into an argument near a gas station at the intersection of the Southwest Freeway service road and West Bellfort.  Harris left his vehicle and began chasing the woman on foot.  Two homeless men intervened and attempted to stop Harris from pursuing the woman.  Harris went back into his van and drove towards the two men.  As the men ran from him, Harris drove the van over a curb, struck one of the men and then fled the scene.  The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.   

Harris was driving a white Ford Econoline van with paper plates in the back window.

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