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Update on Incident at 8700 Pattibob

June 23, 2005 -- One of two suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man and wounding of two women at 8700 Pattibob about 11:05 p.m. on June 10, 2005, has been arrested and charged.

Erskins Rivers (b/m DOB: 10-9-81) was arrested on Wednesday (June 15) and charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 262nd State District Court. A second suspect, Brian Wayne Rivers (b/m DOB: 1-24-84) has been charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 338th State District Court.

The victim, Anthony Craig Howard, 24, died from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. The two women, Stephanie Howard, 22, and Viola Howard, 19, each sustained a gunshot wound to their left leg and were transported to LBJ Hospital where they were treated and released.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants L. Flores and M. Scott and Officers C. Scales and M. McStravick reported:

The victims were standing outside a residence at 8700 Pattibob when Erskins and Brian Rivers drove by and fired at the group and then fled. Investigators are requesting the public's assistance in locating Brian Rivers and the vehicle used in this incident. The vehicle is a 1994 Cadillac, Texas License plate L62-PHS.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Updated: MES/AW
NJM/JFC 6/11/05

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