POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Three Fatal Shootings in Southwest Houston

May 8, 2020 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of three men and the wounding of a fourth man at three separate locations in southwest Houston on Wednesday night (May 6).

The suspect, Joshua Kelsey (w/m, 35), is charged with capital murder in the 351st State District Court and murder in the 178th State District Court.  A booking photo of Kelsey is attached to this news release.

Identities on the three deceased victims are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Officers J. Caten, D. Higgs, C. Lamont and L. Lange reported:

From 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to 14000 Bridgeport Road, 5200 Kelling Street and 13500 Hooper Road for shooting Incidents.  Homicide investigators were advised one person was deceased at each location.  

It was determined the three scenes were possibly related and involved one suspect.  The suspect was identified as Joshua Kelsey and his information was provided to law enforcement personnel.

Hours later, about 4 a.m. on Thursday (May 7), officers observed a stolen vehicle being driven by Kelsey and a pursuit ensued.  Kelsey ultimately stopped and surrendered.  He was taken into custody and subsequently charged.

Elian Aguillon
Joshua Kelsey

JFC/VHS   5-8-20
Incs #059852020, 059861420 and 59873020

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