January 14, 2015 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another man at 8000 Streamside about 2:45 a.m. on January 7.
The suspect, Xavius Devonte Gilmore (b/m, 20), is charged with murder in the 232nd State District Court for his role in the killing of Tevin Watkins, 21. A second male victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
A photo of suspect Gilmore is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Brooks and C. Cegielski reported:
Two groups of males got into an argument at the above address, which escalated when at least one suspect began shooting. Mr. Watkins was struck and transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A second male was wounded and is expected to survive his injuries. The suspects are described only as three to four black males in their early 20s.
Further investigation led to the identity of Gilmore as the shooter and, on Wednesday (Jan. 13), he was arrested without incident.
Xavius Devonte Gilmore
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