Houston Police Department
UPDATE: Apparent Suicide of Suspect in Woman's Shooting at 301 North Hagerman

May 7, 2013 - A suspect wanted and charged in the shooting of a woman at 301 North Hagerman about 12:30 p.m. last Saturday (May 4) was found deceased at 2603 Heritage Colony Drive in Webster, Texas, on Monday (May 7). 

The suspect, Joshua David World (w/m, DOB: 11-12-83) suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and died at the scene.  World was charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of aggravated assault against a public servant in the 178th State District Court.   

The victim, Jeanette Ochoa, 26, of 301 North Hagerman was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical conditiion. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants R. Chandler and A. Semmelrock reported: 

While attempting to move into her new residence at the above address, Ms. Ochoa was approached by a male suspect, her ex-boyfriend.  The suspect pointed a gun in Ochoa's direction and fired at least one time, wounding her.  The suspect then fled the scene on foot.  Paramedics were called and transported Ochoa to the hospital. 
HPD homicide investigators developed information that identified World as the suspect in this case and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  The Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force obtained information on World's whereabouts and he was located in League City, Texas.  As Task Force officers attempted to take World into custody, he fled in his vehicle.  League City and Friendswood police officers then initiated a pursuit.  World fired shots several times at officers during the pursuit but did not strike anyone and managed to escape. 

Further investigation led Task Force officers to a vacant residence at 2603 Heritage Colony Drive in Webster, where World was reportedly seen.  As Task Force officers surrounded the residence, World retreated to a back bedroom and a single gunshot was heard.  Task Force officers entered the residence and found World had suffered a gunshot wound.  Webster paramedics pronounced him dead.

Update: VHS/JFC  5-7-13
VHS/JFC  5-6-13
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