CORRECTION: Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 11151 Spottswood Drive
May 4, 2023 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 11151 Spottswood Drive about 1:50 p.m. on January 20.
The suspect, Claude Edward Slaughter, 30, is charged with murder and felon in possession of a weapon in the 179th State District Court. A booking photo of Slaughter is attached to this news release.
The victim has been identified as Colvin Ray Celestine, 27.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Brady and M. Casso reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Celestine suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. According to witnesses, he was shot by an acquaintance following a dispute over money. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene.
The suspect then fled the scene in a black pick-up truck.
Further investigation identified Slaughter as the suspect in this case. He was arrested by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force on Tuesday (May 2) without incident.
Claude Edward Slaughter
Update: VHS/JKS 5-3-23
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