POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Deceased Male FoundĀ at 5625 Antoine Drive

September 09, 2019 - Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the death of a male found at 5625 Antoine Drive about 8:30 a.m. on September 4.

The suspect, Jewel Jamal Hayward (b/m, 26), is charged with murder in the 178th State District Court.  He is accused in the killing of Shawn Palacios, 38, who suffered blunt force trauma.  A booking photo of Hayward is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Miller and Detective D. Stark reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a report of a deceased individual at an apartment complex at the above address.  Upon arrival, they found Mr. Palacios' body in a dumpster.

Further investigation identified Hayward as a suspect in this case and he was located at an abandoned residence at the above address on Saturday (Sept. 7).  Hayward was found with evidence that indicated he was a suspect in this case and, upon further questioning, he confessed to his role in Palacios' assault and beating death. 

Jewel Jamal Hayward
Jewel Jamal Hayward

Update: JKS/JFC 9-9-19
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