POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Charged, Wanted in July 2023 Shooting at 7500 Bellfort Street

February 2, 2024 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the shooting of a juvenile female at 7500 Bellfort Avenue about 7:25 p.m. on July 9, 2023.

The suspect, Marcus Keith Burns, 29, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 228th State District Court. A 2022 booking photo of Burns, who is not in custody, is attached to this news release.

The victim, 7, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives R. Cook and M. Deleon reported:

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at the above address and were advised the victim was a passenger in her mother's vehicle when she was shot by an unknown male driving a black Lexus. The child suffered wounds to her leg and thigh. Paramedics transported her to a hospital.

Detectives were told the mother (driving one vehicle) and male suspect were involved in a road rage incident that led to the suspect firing shots at the woman's vehicle.

Further investigation identified Burns as the suspect in this case and he was subsequently charged on Thursday (Feb. 1) for his role in the shooting.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Marcus Burns is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

suspect Marcus Keith Burns
suspect Marcus Keith Burns

Update: JFC/SOA 2-2-24
JFC/SOA 7-10-23
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.