Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 2100 Russell Street

June 5, 2014 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 2100 Russell Street about 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday (June 4).

The victim, Jaylon Townsel, 18, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Officers R. Ridel and N. Rosenblatt reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Townsel deceased in the back seat of a 2006 Dodge Charger. Investigators believe Townsel was shot at another location and then driven to the Russell address.

HPD homicide investigators have detained a male, 17, for questioning. However, no charges have been filed at this time.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

VHS/JFC 6-5-14
Inc. #069612814

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.