Charges Filed in Fatal Shooting at 4700 Wenda


Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 4700 Wenda about 10:35 p.m. on Monday (May 24).

The suspect, Terry Lee Beacom (w/m, DOB: 12-17-87), is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Everette Crockett, 20, of the above address. Mr. Crockett suffered a gunshot wound to the upper left torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Countryman and Officer K. Lopez reported:

Patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the Cullen Park Apartments and found Mr. Crockett deceased inside a vehicle in the complex parking lot. According to witnesses, Crockett was involved in an earlier disturbance with a neighbor. According to a security guard for the apartment complex (Beacom), he and Crockett got into a dispute while he was attempting to detain Crockett. At some point during the reported dispute, Beacom shot Crockett.

Further investigation and evidence obtained at the scene discredited Beacom’s account of the incident and he was taken into custody today (May 27) without incident.

**At 1 p.m. TODAY (Thursday, May 27), a member of the HPD Homicide Division will be available to speak regarding this case in the media briefing room at HPD Headquarters at 1200 Travis. **

Update: VHS/KJS 5-27-10
VHS/KJS 5-25-10
Inc. #075030810

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

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