Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 13612 Almeda

June 25, 2010 - A suspect wanted and charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 13612 Almeda about 11:50 a.m. on June 17 has been arrested.  

Larry Darnell Scott (b/m, DOB: 8-21-60) was arrested on Thursday (June 24) without incident.  Scott is charged with murder in the 338th State District Court, accused in the killing of Derrick Melvin, 34, of Houston, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.C. Padilla and Officer T.A. Andrade reported:  

Houston firefighters called police to the above address after discovering Mr. Melvin deceased inside a room at the Almeda Inn.  The investigation revealed that Melvin’s vehicle was missing.  It is a gray 2006 Chevrolet Impala with Texas license plates 979-VPK.  

Further investigation identified Scott as the suspect in this case.  

Investigators are still seeking the public’s assistance in locating Mr. Melvin’s vehicle. 

Anyone with information on the location of the vehicle is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

2nd Update  JFC/JKS  6-25-10
Update  JFC/JKS  6-22-10
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.

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