March 4, 2014 - Houston police have arrested an additonal suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a man at 9489 Pagewood about 12:15 a.m. on July 7, 2013.
The suspect, Darryl Cooper (b/m, 27), is charged with murder in the 180th State District Court. Suspect Kendrick Monroe (b/m, 23) is also charged with murder in the 180th State District Court. Photos of both Cooper and Monroe are attached to this news release.
The victim, Jelani Simmonds, 29, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Williams and Officer J. Horn reported:
Tenants of a townhome community at the above address heard several gunshots and found the victim a short time later. HFD paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the man deceased.
Further investigation developed information that idenitifed Monroe as the suspect in this case. He was arrested on Aug. 13, 2013 without incident. The investigation also identified Cooper as a suspect in this case and last Thursday (Feb. 27) Cooper was arrested without incident. Investigators believe at least one more person was involved in this murder.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crimes Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update: VHS/JFC 8-15-13
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