Houston Police Department
Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 9489 Pagewood

August 15, 2013 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 9489 Pagewood about 12:15 a.m. on July 7.

The suspect, Kendrick Monroe (b/m, DOB: 2-7-91), is charged with murder in the 180th State District Court. A photo of suspect Monroe is attached to this news release.

Suspect Kendrick Monroe

The victim, Jelani Simmonds, 29, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Williams and Officer J. Horn reported:

Tenants of a townhome community at the above address heard several gunshots and found the vctim a short time later. HFD paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the man deceased.
Further investigation developed information that idenitifed Monroe as the suspect in this case.He was arrested on Tuesday (Aug. 13) without incident.

Update: VHS/JFC8-15-13
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