POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 19301 Hightower Lane

September 14, 2020 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 19301 Hightower Lane about 2 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 12).

The suspect, Tyshi Gerard Banks (b/m, 35), is charged with murder in the 248th State District Court for his role in the killing of Steve Leon Donald, 53, of the above address.  A booking photo of Banks is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives W. Huff and J. Nguyen reported:

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at the apartment complex at the above address and were advised that paramedics had pronounced the victim deceased due to multiple gunshot wounds. 

A witness told detectives Mr. Donald was shot by a known suspect who fled the scene on foot before officers arrived.  Some time later, the suspect (Banks) was then observed near the scene and he was detained.  A witness identified Banks as the shooter.  During a statement, Banks admitted to his role in the shooting and he was subsequently charged in the case.

Tyshi  Gerard Banks
Tyshi Gerard Banks

JFC/VHS  9-14-20
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