POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Charged, Wanted in December 2023 Fatal Shooting at 4405 Emancipation Avenue

February 1, 2024 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 4405 Emancipation Avenue about 12:40 a.m. on December 18, 2023.

The suspect, Cedric Denzil Brooks, 32, is charged with murder in the 482nd State District Court. A 2023 booking photo of Brooks, who is not in custody, is attached to this news release.

The victim is identified as Jarrick Hoskins, 34.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Brooks and Detective C. Flora reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at a business at the above address and found Mr. Hoskins suffering from at least one gunshot wound. Houston Fire Department paramedics transported him to an area hospital where doctors pronounced him deceased.

Investigators learned the victim and an unknown suspect were involved in a verbal dispute before the shooting.

At that time, the suspect was described only as a black male, 30 to 35 years of age.

Further investigation identified the suspect as Brooks. The Harris County District Attorney's Office was contacted and, on Tuesday (January 30), a murder charge was filed. Brooks remains at -large.

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

suspect Cedric Denzil Brooks
suspect Cedric Denzil Brooks

Update: VHS/SOA 1-31-24
SOA/VHS 12-19-23
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.