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Houston Police Department
News Release
Thursday, January 04, 2018

Additional Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 6833 London

Charges have been filed against a second suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 6833 London about 1:50 p.m. on October 16, 2017.  

The suspect, DeAndre Watson (b/m, 19), is charged with murder in the 177th State District Court.  He is accused in the killing of Sam Johnson, 53, of Houston.  

Another suspect, Mertroy Harris (b/m, 27), was charged with murder and felony deadly conduct in the 230th State District Court. 

The second victim, Walter Fields, 22, of the above address, was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.  

Booking photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.  
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner and Officer J. Nguyen reported:
The victims were shot by four armed suspects in a blue-colored Mazda.  The suspects then abandoned the Mazda and fled the scene.  One suspect fled on foot toward Cullen Boulevard.  The other three suspects took a dark green Kia Sedona at gunpoint that was occupied by a woman and her 11-month-old niece.  Neither the woman nor the child was harmed.
An initial investigation identified Harris as a suspect in this case and he was taken into custody on October 17 without incident.  Subsequent investigation identified Watson as a second suspect in this case and he was taken into custody on October 29. 

Further investigation determined Watson's involvement in this case and, on December 29, a murder charge was filed against him.  
Two other suspects, described only as black males between 18 to 25 years old, remain at large.  
Anyone with information on the wanted suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Pictured (left to right): Harris and Watson.

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