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Public Safety News
Houston Police Department
News Release
Monday, September 19, 2011

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 9601 West Montgomery Road about 11:15 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 17).

Linnie Ray Neal (b/m, DOB: 7-7-91) is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court.  He is accused in the killing of Maurice Henderson, 23, of Houston, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head and died at the scene.  A photo of suspect Neal is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Hanslik and Senior Police Officer R. Swainson reported:

Mr. Henderson arrived at the Garden City apartments at the above address to pick up his biological son.  The biological mother was not home at the time, so the child was left with the mother's current live-in boyfriend, Neal, and a grandparent.  Due to past experiences between the parties, Neal armed himself with a semiautomatic pistol as he spoke with Henderson.  During the discussion, Neal pointed the weapon at Henderson and fired one time, striking Henderson in the head.

Suspect Neal fled the scene, but relatives encouraged him to turn himself in to law enforcement.  Investigators questioned Neal and he was taken into custody and charged with Henderson's death.




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