POLICE Department

2nd Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting Investigation at 600 Rushcreek

August 20, 2018 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 600 Rushcreek Drive about 11:30 p.m. on June 9.  

The suspect. Courtney Chatmon (b/m, 30), is charged with murder in the 182nd State District Court.  He is accused in the killing of Robert Marquez, 55, who was pronounced deceased at Houston Northwest Medical Center.  

A booking photo of Chatmon, in custody in the Harris County jail on an unrelated felony evading charge, is not releasable at this time, pending further investigation.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook  and Detectives J. Roscoe, R. Watson and T. Jackson reported:

Mr. Marquez, a licensed security guard, was working and driving in the area of the above address (Rushcreek near Ella Boulevard) when he encountered a Ford Explorer SUV.  Marquez was seen inside his security vehicle and approaching the suspect when the suspect fired several shots and then fled on foot.  Witnesses saw the Explorer then flee the scene.  It is believed the suspect was a passenger in the SUV.  

Paramedics arrived and transported Marquez to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

HPD homicide investigators released photos and information of the wanted SUV to the public on June 21.  

Further investigation identified Chatmon as a suspect in this case and a murder charge was filed on him today (August 20).  Chatmon remains in custody in the Harris County jail.  

2nd Update: VHS/JFC 8-20-18
Update: VHS/JFC 6-21-18
JFC 6-10-18
Inc. #073556218

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