June 27, 2014 - With the arrests of four more suspects, Houston police have charged a total of eight suspects in the fatal shooting of a man at 4141 Barberry about 3:30 p.m. on March 18.
One suspect, Demeche Williams (b/m, 24), is charged with capital murder in the 351st State District Court. A second suspect, Gary Reese (b/m, 18), is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 208th State District Court. A third suspect, Travis Randle (b/m, 27), is charged with felon in possession of a weapon and possession of a controlled substance in the 339th State District Court.
Derrick Vigne Taylor (b/m, 20), was previously charged with capital murder in the 176th State District Court. Two other suspects, Kenneth Taylor (b/m, 18) and Anthony Ford (b/m, 19), were also previously arrested and charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 208th State District Court. A juvenile male, 16, was also arrested and referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation authorities on a capital murder charge.
Adrian Brazile (b/m, 22) was previously arrested and charged with murder in the 351st State District Court.
Photos of all eight suspects accused in the shooting death of Daniel Rankin 20, of Houston, are attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Robles and Officer R. Klementich reported:
Mr. Rankin went to the above address to look for suspects who had robbed his sister. Rankin then confronted a group of males he thought had committed the robbery. Brazile was in the group, and witnesses reported seeing him pull out a gun and shoot Rankin, who then ran but died a few blocks from the incident.
Brazile was arrested several hours later without incident.
Further investigation identified the juvenile male, adults Kenneth and Derrick Taylor, and Ford as additional suspects in this case. All four were taken into custody and subsequently charged.
Additional extensive investigation by the HPD Homicide and Southeast Patrol Divisions, as well as the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force, developed information that identified Williams, Reese and Randle as suspects in this case and they were subsequently arrested.
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