POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 6334 Ivyknoll

January 3, 2019 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 6334 Ivyknoll about 11:45 p.m. on December 11.  

The suspect, Mohamad Alajil (w/m, 18) is charged with manslaughter in the 232nd State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Christian Estes-Johnson, 19, who died at the scene.  

A booking photo of Alajil is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Miller and  Detective D. Stark reported:

Mr. Estes-Johnson was inside his bedroom at the above address and was heard arguing with two other males when a gunshot was heard.  A person in the home  went to investigation and found Estes-Johnson deceased.  The person attempted to detain the two males in the room.  Following a brief struggle, the males fled the scene.  

Further investigation and additional witness statements determined Alajil and Estes-Johnson were playing a game known as "no lacking challenge", in which one person points a loaded weapon at the other who, in turn, is expected to point his loaded firearm in return.  Alajil pointed a semi-automatic pistol at Estes-Johnson who then pointed an AR-15 at Alajil.  At some point, Alajil's pistol discharged and Estes-Johnson was struck by the gunfire.  

Alajil was taken into custody on Wednesday (January 2) without incident and subsequently charged.  

Mohamad Alajil

Mohamad Alajil

Update: VHS/JKS  1-3-19
KJS/JFC  12-12-18
Inc. #156121818

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