May 22, 2013 - A second suspect wanted and charged in the fatal shooting of a juvenile male and adult female and the wounding of an adult male at 6634 Westwick Drive about 4:15 p.m. on May 13 has been arrested.
Jerome Dewon Godine (b/m, DOB: 12-21-90), charged with capital murder in the 351st State District Court, was taken into custody about 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday (May 21) without incident.
Another suspect, Bobby Austin (b/m, DOB: 3-5-90), is in custody and charged with capital murder in the 337th State District Court.
Investigators are still searching for two other males, Desmenn Demond Simon (b/m, DOB: 8-26-87), also known as “Torch,” and Donte Earls (b/m, DOB: 11-7-89), known also as “Tay.” Both are wanted for questioning in the investigation at this time.
Photos of all four males are attached to this news release.
Two victims, Le "Lena" Nguyen, 41, and Brandon Vu, 10, of the above address, were pronounced dead at the scene. A third victim, Hoai Tranh Vu, 40, of the above address, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants C. Howard, R. Torres, W. Meeler and T. Richardson, Senior Police Officer J. Villarreal and Officers D. Fontenot and N. Rosenblatt reported:
The three victims, Ms. Nguyen, Mr. Vu and his son, Brandon Vu, were found inside their residence. All had suffered gunshot wounds. According to witnesses, two unknown black male suspects were seen leaving the residence in a hurry and getting into a gray passenger car, possibly a Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Further investigation led to Austin's identity as the driver of the Monte Carlo. He was arrested last Friday (May 17) and his vehicle was recovered.
The motive in this shooting incident is believed to be drug-related.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two wanted individuals, Desmenn Simon and Donte Earls, is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
4th Update: JFC/VHS 5-20-13
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