May 23, 2013 - Houston police homicide investigators have arrested two suspects wanted 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.
All four suspects sought in the investigation are now in custody and charged.
Donte Jerrell Earls (b/m, DOB: 11-7-89) and Desmenn Demond Simon (b/m, DOB: 8-26-87) were taken into custody on Wednesday without incident. They are charged with capital murder in the 337th State District Court. Two other suspects, Jerome Dewon Godine (b/m, DOB: 12-21-90) and Bobby Austin (b/m, DOB: 3-5-90), were arrested in the past week and charged with capital murder.
Updated 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. Godine was arrested on Tuesday (May 21).
Suspects Austin, Earls and Simon have admitted to their roles in the shooting.
The motive in this shooting incident is believed to be drug-related.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.