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Updated to Correct Suspect's DOB: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 15731 Clarke Springs Drive


July 21, 2011 - Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a woman at 15731 Clarke Springs Drive about 10:15 p.m. on July 13.

The suspect, Ervin Jonathan Jones (b/m, DOB: 1-11-72), is charged with murder in the 178th State District Court.  Jones remains in police custody at a local hospital and no photo of him is available at this time.

The victim, Robyn Hightower, 22, of the above address, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported by private vehicle to Ben Taub General Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. McPherson and Officer M. Coleman reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a reported shooting at the above address and were informed the victim, Ms. Hightower, had been transported in a private vehicle to Ben Taub General Hospital.

Further investigation and interviews with several witnesses led to the identification of Jones as the shooter in this case and, on July 14, he was charged with murder.

The investigation is continuing.



KJS/JFC  7-21-11
Inc. #091277211



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