A murder suspect has been charged with fatally shooting a Texas man who approached him about breaking into his car – all while he was out on felony bond.
Jerel R. Banks, 21, is suspected of murder and tampering with evidence related to a southwest Houston shooting that killed Blake Deion Davenport on June 30, the Houston Police Department said Wednesday.
Police had initially responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of a Houston apartment complex and found Davenport with multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced Davenport dead at the scene.
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According to detectives, the deceased victim confronted Banks, who he suspected of breaking into his car twice. Police say that after an argument ensued, the suspect shot Davenport.
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That’s when Davenport’s girlfriend shot the suspect with her own gun, police say. Banks allegedly ran away while firing a shot at Davenport’s girlfriend, who was struck in the leg and treated at a hospital.
Banks was arrested without incident last Friday. Houston Police Department’s press release did not reveal what Banks was out on felony bond for.