POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 1329 E 35th Street

June 1, 2022 - A suspect wanted and charged in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 1329 E 35th Street about 10:55 p.m. on May 22 has been arrested.

The suspect, Raymond Young, 44, was arrested on May 24 and is charged with murder in the 180th State District Court. A current booking photo of Young is attached to this news release. 

The victim is identified as John Anthony Smith, 17. 

HPD Homicide Division Detectives C. LaFour and C. Bowling reported: 

Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 1300 block of East 36th Street and found a large crowd of people. The group advised officers the shooting scene was outside a residence at the above address. Officers arrived to the residence and located evidence of a shooting. 

As officers were on scene, a witness called to report a body being located in the 3900 block of Watonga Boulevard. Responding Houston Fire Department paramedics pronounced the victim, later identified as Mr. Smith, deceased at the scene. He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds at the scene on East 35th Street. 

A preliminary investigation identified Young, who had fled the scene prior to police arrival, as the suspect in this case. He was then charged for his role in the shooting. Subsequent investigation developed information on Young's whereabouts and he was arrested without incident.

Suspect Raymond Young (IN CUSTODY)
Suspect Raymond Young (IN CUSTODY)

Update: VHS/SOA 6-1-22
JKS/JFC 5-23-22
Inc. #067487322

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