POLICE Department

Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 2501 Westridge

May 13, 2021 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 2501 Westridge Street about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday (May 12).  

The suspect, Cecil Artelle Turner (b/m, 24) is charged with murder in the 178th State District Court.  A photo of Turner, who is not in custody at this time, is attached to this news release.  

The identity of the victim, 36, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives E. Rossow and L. Palma reported: 

HPD patrol officers responded to a traffic hazard call at the above address and learned the incident was a shooting.  Officers observed the victim had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  Paramedics transported him to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  The suspect fled the scene in a 2019 blue Dodge Charger with Texas license plates NVK7618.  

Further investigation and witness statements identified the suspect as Cecil Turner.  The Harris County District Attorney's Office was contacted and Turner was subsequently charged.  

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

Cecil Artelle Turner
Cecil Artelle Turner

VHS/JFC  5-13-21
Inc. #063444821


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