POLICE Department

Update: Suspect Arrested, Charged in May Fatal Shooting at 12700 Wisteria Park Drive

June 3, 2024 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of two men at 12700 Wisteria Park Drive about 4:05 p.m. on May 18.

The suspect, Shonquez Darrell Whiting, 22, is charged with capital murder in the 248th State District Court, A booking photo of Whiting is attached to this news release.

The victims are identified as Dekorian Whitefield, 28 and Darrian Blackburn, 21.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Ponder and Detectives L. Patterson and M. Barton reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a person down call at the above address and found an unresponsive male with gunshot wounds. Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the male, later identified as Mr. Whitefield, deceased.

As officers conducted a preliminary investigation, they received a call from a nearby hospital regarding the arrival of a male victim with gunshot wounds. Doctors later pronounced the male, later identified as Mr. Blackburn, deceased.

Officers also found a vehicle with bullet holes and several witnesses in the 12100 block of Richmond avenue. Further investigation determined the witnesses and Blackburn were part of the initial scene at Wisteria Park Drive.

Additional investigation and witness statements developed a possible suspect who, at that time, was described only as a black male in his early 20s, driving a gray Dodge Charger.

Further investigation identified the suspect in this case as Whiting. The Harris County District Attorney's Office was contacted and capital murder charges were filed

Whiting was arrested on May 30 by the HPD Westside Patrol Division Gang Unit without incident and he was booked into the Harris County Jail.

suspect Shonquez Darrell Whiting
suspect Shonquez Darrell Whiting

Update: VHS/SOA 6-3-24
VHS/SOA 5-20-24
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