Houston Police Department
Update: Wanted Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 12203 Thicket Green

October 8, 2014 - A wanted suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a woman at 12203 Thicket Green about 4:25 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 6) has been arrested.

The suspect, Damon James (b/m, 41), is charged with murder in the 263rd State District Court. He is accused in the death of Rita Joyce Salton, 43, of the above address, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

A photo of James is attached to this news release.

Suspect Damon James

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Brady, J. Burton, T. Simmons and Officer C. Sharp reported:

Ms. Salton was leaving for work when she was shot multiple times.

Further investigation identified James, who had a previous dating relationship with Salton, as a suspect in this case. On Tuesday (Oct. 7), Harris County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a tip regarding James' whereabouts and arrested him without incident.

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