POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 1400 East 36th Street

May 21, 2019 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 1400 East 36th Street about 4:05 p.m. on Saturday (May 18).  

The suspect, Joshua Ofaron Williams (b/m, 34), is charged with murder in the 209th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Eugene B. Scott, 40, who was pronounced deceased at an area hospital.  

A booking photo of Williams is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives L. Patterson and M. Arrington reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address.  A witness stated Mr. Scott was walking up the street when a suspect drove up in a white Dodge Avenger with the driver's side window down.  The suspect pointed a gun out the window and fired several shots at Scott, striking him multiple times.  The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle.  Paramedics transported Scott to the hospital.  

At about 8:30 p.m. that same evening, Williams was found intoxicated behind the wheel of a wrecked white Dodge Avenger.  He was taken into custody and, at that time, charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County Criminal Court #9.  Further investigation determined his involvement in Scott's death and, on Sunday (May 19) he was charged with murder.  

 Joshua Ofaron Williams
Joshua Ofaron Williams

VHS/JFC  5-21-19
Inc. #062705219

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