POLICE Department

Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 7221 Springdale Street

November 21, 2019 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 7221 Springdale Street about 1:25 p.m. on Wednesday (November 20).  

The suspect, Johnathan Clay Helaire (b/m, 46), is charged with murder in the 248th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Corey Jones, 48, who was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital.   

A 2016 booking photo of Helaire is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives J. Brown and C. Sharp reported:  

Mr. Jones and suspect Helaire got into an argument over stolen property from their shared residence.  According to witnesses, Helaire pulled out a pistol and shot Jones in the head at close range.  Helaire then fled the scene.  Paramedics transported Jones to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Johnathan Clay Helaire or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.   

 Johnathan Clay Helaire (2016)
Johnathan Clay Helaire (2016)

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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.