POLICE Department

UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 10155 East Freeway

May 5, 2022 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 10155 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) service road about 1:35 a.m. on April 20.  

The suspect, Karl Kelly, 28, is charged with murder in the 339th State District Court. He is accused in the death of Nicholas Alfred, 25. 

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

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants A. Grimes and K. Persad reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at a hotel at the above address.  Mr. Alfred was found lying outside his room.  He had suffered several gunshot wounds.  Houston Fire Department paramedics transported Alfred to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

Further investigation and evidence from the scene indicated three unknown male suspects exited a gray four-door sedan and fired several rounds at the victim. 

Further investigation identified Kelly as the shooter.  The Harris County District Attorney's Office was consulted and Kelly was subsequently charged.  Members of HPD's Crime Suppression Team arrested Kelly on Wednesday (May 4) without incident.  

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

Karl Kelly
Karl Kelly

Update: SOA/VHS 5-5-22
VHS/JFC   4-20-22
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.