POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 6604 Madrid

August 8, 2016 - Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 6604 Madrid at 8:15 p.m. on July 31.

The suspect, Demarcus West (b/m, 22), is charged with murder in the 176th State District Court.  A photo of West is attached to this news release.

West is accused in the killing of Anthony Thomas, 31. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant N. Ruland and Officer N. Sharp reported:

An altercation occurred between Mr. Thomas and an unknown suspect, during which the suspect produced a gun and shot Thomas multiple times.  The suspect then fled the scene.

Further investigation identified the suspect as West and, on August 5th, West was arrested without incident.

suspect Demarcus West

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