POLICE Department

UPDATE: Person of Interest in Custody in Fatal Shooting at 5555 Holly View Drive

January 4, 2020 - A person of interest in the fatal shooting of a woman at 5555 Holly View Drive about 12:05 a.m. today (Jan. 4) is now in custody.

The individual wanted for questioning is Kendrick Akins, 39.  He is not charged in the incident at this time.  A photo of Akins is attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim, 33, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Duncan and Detective K. Heaverlo reported:

Officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex at the above address and were advised a woman was shot following an argument with her boyfriend (Akins).  A witness believed the victim’s boyfriend fled the scene.  However, the boyfriend returned and confronted a concerned citizen who attempted to assist the injured woman.  The witness and concerned citizen stated the boyfriend fired another shot in the direction of the citizen, before fleeing the scene on foot.

A short time ago, Akins arrived at an HPD patrol station and is being questioned by investigators.  More information will be released when it is available.

Kendrick Akins
Kendrick Akins

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