May 30, 2013 - Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 5914 Jim Street about 11:05 p.m. on Wednesday (May 29).
Suspect Joshua Mayfield (b/m, DOB: 6-7-79) has pending charges of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. No photo of Mayfield is available at this time.
The victim, Donald Waguespack, 70, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Meeler and Senior Police Officer J. Villareal reported:
According to a witness, Mr. Waguespack was helping Mayfield fix a car when for some reason Mayfield shot him.
Mayfield then fled the scene in a red Jeep Cherokee. While at the intersection of Kempwood Drive and Wirt Road, Mayfield shot at a male motorcyclist, critically wounding him. After striking the motorcyclist, the bullet then ricocheted and struck another man in the shoulder, causing him to suffer a non-life threatening wound. Mayfield then fled the scene.
Further investigation identified an apartment complex at Blalock Road at Kempwood Drive as a possible location where Mayfield might be found. Houston police located Mayfield there and an HPD hostage negotiator was able to convince him to surrender without incident.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.