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Houston Police Department
News Release
Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 12615 Brookglade Circle

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 12615 Brookglade Circle about 4:50 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 14). 

The suspect, Joel Stephen Berkley (b/m, DOB: 12-16-88), is charged with capital murder in the 184th State District Court.  He is accused in the killing of Howard Lowe, 21 of the above address.  Mr. Lowe suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants R. Blain, K. Deese, Senior Police Officer J. Robles and Officer N. Wackman reported: 

Patrol officers responded to a shooting just occurred call at the Brookglade Apartments at the above location.  Officers and HFD emergency personnel arrived and found Mr. Lowe lying in a common area of the complex.  A preliminary investigation determined Lowe had been shot and killed during a robbery.  

Further investigation identified Berkley as a suspect in this case and he was arrested a short time later.  

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

The Houston Police Department has also reported on other activity, including:

Investigation into Male's Death at 1502 Ben Taub Loop

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 6300 Heatherbloom

Investigation into Male's Death at 6002 Lyons Avenue

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