TX R&B Singer Jaelyn ‘JaeRene’ Chapman ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Houston Fatal DUI Vehicle Crash

HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Jaelyn Rene Chapman has been identified as the victim in a fatal Wednesday DUI vehicle crash in Harris County, Texas.

“JaeRene” Chapman was killed in a wrong-way vehicle crash involving suspect DUI driver, 32-year-old Bobby James Brown Jr., on Wednesday.

According to reports, the singer was traveling in a vehicle with three others on the Westpark Tollway in Houston, when the vehicle was struck head-on by an intoxicated wrong-way driver Wednesday. The other three passengers were transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.

Deputies say Brown was in surgery for his own injuries Thursday and faces three counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle and one count of intoxication manslaughter according to Fox26.

JaeRene has performed at Rockets games, and she most recently sang at the Black Votes Matter rally. She was a regular on urban radio stations throughout the Houston area.

Court records show the DWI Brown was arrested for another DWI a month ago, but that case was dismissed, because he had successfully completed a pre-trial intervention program.

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Geo quick facts: Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state near Galveston Bay. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States – Wikipedia.

TX HS Star QB Mikell Potts ID’d As Victim In Houston New Year’s Eve Fatal Shooting

HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Mikell Potts, of Houston, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal New Year’s Eve shooting in Harris County.

Potts, 16, a Dekaney High School quarterback, was shot dead Thursday night near Remington Ranch.

According to reports, Potts was on-foot in the area of 600 block of Kiley Drive, when someone inside a vehicle opened fire around 8 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle then fled the scene.

No suspect or motive information was provided by officials as of Friday.

Friends and family members took to Facebook to remember Potts:

Anyone with possible information on the shooting should contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-274-9100 or CrimeStoppers.

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Geo quick facts: Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state near Galveston Bay. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States – Wikipedia.

At Least 3 Dead In Houston Building Collapse Monday Afternoon

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — At least three people have been killed after a building under construction partially collapsed in west Houston Monday afternoon.

The collapse resulted in at least three people being killed just after 1:30 p.m. Monday, fire officials said Monday afternoon.

According to HFD, the partial collapse is in the area of Town & Country Boulevard near the I-10 Katy Freeway.

Initial information indicated injuries from the incident, but the assistant fire chief said there were fatalities. It’s not known if those who died were construction employees.

The incident is around the area of the City Centre shopping district, which is not too far from the I-10/Beltway 8 interchange.

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Geo quick facts: Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants – wikipedia.

Jerry Flores Veteran Houston Officer Involved In 2018 Freak Accident Dies Thursday In Hospital

HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Senior Houston Officer Jerry Flores, who was seriously injured in what was described as a “freak accident” two years ago, died early Thursday.

Flores, who was assigned to the Houston Police Department’s gang division, fell from a golf cart in April 2018 and hit his head on concrete. He was left critically injured and was comatose for more than a week.

Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, announced Flores’ death on social media.

“RIP brother you are a legend and will be missed by all,” Gamaldi wrote in the tweet.

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Geo quick facts: Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state near Galveston Bay. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States – Wikipedia.

TX Man Luis Luna ID’d As Father Arrested In Sexual Assault Death Of 9-Month-Old Daughter ‘Asphyxiation’

HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Luis Luna, of Houston, Texas, has been identified as the suspect in the brutal murder of his 9-month-old daughter in Harris County last week.

Luna, 23, was arrested after his toddler daughter was found unresponsive last week in Houston.

According to officials, deputies responded to a Houston apartment building on reports of an unresponsive child. The infant was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Luna was later charged with sexually assaulting the baby who doctors determined during an autopsy died of asphyxiation. They found the baby girl had been sexually assaulted and died due to asphyxiation during the assault.

Detectives interviewed Luna, who is the girl’s father, and determined he was responsible for her death.

Luna now faces a charge of capital murder.

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Geo quick facts: Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas, located in the southeastern part of the state near Galveston Bay. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,092,459, making it the most populous county in Texas and the third most populous county in the United States – Wikipedia.

9-Year-Old ‘GTA Suspect’ Involved In Tuesday Morning Houston Police Pursuit Crash

HOUSTON, TX (THECOUNT) — A 9 year-old suspect is among five people injured after a stolen car rammed into an SUV overnight in Houston, Texas.

Police say the three young suspects, believed to two teenagers and a 9-year-old, as well as the two victims in the SUV, were transported to area hospitals following a stolen car police chase in Houston Tuesday morning.

The child was one of three suspects in the stolen car, who led police on a chase down Scott Street when an officer tried to conduct a traffic stop.

The chase ended when the suspects in the stolen car made contact with an SUV near Scott Street and Zypher Street.

The crash caused severe damage to the SUV which rolled over onto its side during the violent collision.

Officials say the two people in the SUV suffered serious injuries and one of the juveniles was taken to a hospital in critical condition, reports ABC13.

The driver of the stolen car is the least seriously injured of the five and faces charges on four counts of aggravated assault evading arrest, unlawful use of a motor vehicle and endangering a child, according to Sean Teare with the Harris County District Attorney’s office.

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Geo quick facts: Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants – wikipedia.

FL Man Herb Burey ID’d As Victim In Sunday Double-Fatal Big Cypress Motorcycle Crash

COLLIER COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Hubert Burey of Florida, has been identified as the victim in a double-fatal motorcycle crash in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Collier County on Sunday afternoon.

Burey, 42, and another individual, were killed after their motorcycle made contact with a pickup truck in Big Cypress on Sunday.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Burey, 42, was operating a motorcycle with a passenger at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Burns Road when the fatal crash occurred.

Brian Marshall Jones, 43 of Ochopee, was operating a National Park Service law enforcement branded Dodge Ram when he pulled in front of the motorcycle while traveling east on U.S. 41, according to troopers.

Burey and his passenger were transported to area hospitals where they were both pronounced dead of multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

His passenger has not yet been identified by authorities because next of kin notification is pending, reports NaplesNews.

The pickup had a trailer attached and was a National Park Service law enforcement vehicle, according to FHP.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Collier County is a county in the U.S. state of Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population was 321,520. Its county seat is East Naples, where the county offices were moved from Everglades City in 1962 – Wikipedia.

Large Explosion Rocks Houston Friday Morning Felt ‘For Several Miles’

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — A massive explosion has rocked residents out of bed Friday morning in northwest Houston, according to multiple reports.

The large booming occurred around 4:25 a.m. and originated in the 4500 block of Gessner Rd.

It’s not clear what happened but the blast was felt for several miles, reports ABC13.

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Geo quick facts: Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants – wikipedia.

Houston Pedestrian With ‘Gun, Ammo & Money’ Fatally Struck By 3 Cars Near Taylor HS Sunday

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — A pedestrian was killed after being struck by three vehicles Sunday on Sugarland Howell Road near Taylor High School Sunday, according to early morning reports.

The victim, who has not been identified, was fatally struck in southwest Harris County Sunday in an apparent hit-and-run.

The incident occurred around 1:53 a.m. Sunday in the 7200 block of Sugarland Howell Road.

Harris County officials responded to reports of a pedestrian-versus-vehicle strike on Sugarland Howell Road early Sunday morning. When officers arrived, they discovered a man in his 20s had been struck and dragged by multiple vehicles while on-foot.

Deputies said two of the vehicles fled the scene while the third vehicle stopped after realizing a man had been struck.

Deputies offered no information or description of the two vehicles that fled the scene.

Investigators say they found a gun, ammunition and money in the victim’s jacket on the roadway, reports Click2Houston.

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Geo quick facts: Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants – wikipedia.

TX Man Jonte Grant ID’d As Suspect Accused Of Fatally Shooting Stepfather Bryant Croomes New Year’s Day In Houston

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — Jonte L. Grant, of North Houston, has been identified as the suspect charged with first-degree murder after police said he fatally shot his stepfather, 50-year-old Bryant Croomes on New Year’s Day in northwest Houston, city officials said.

Grant, 22, was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail on a $75,000 bond.

According to prosecutors, Grant fatally shot Croomes around 1:50 a.m. at the Garden City apartments in the 9600 block of West Montgomery Road.

Grant allegedly shot his stepfather in the back, then again in the chest and then finally in the head, reports HoustonChronicle.

When officers arrived, they found Croomes suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Grant had fled the scene, but later returned and was arrested.

Croomes was pronounced dead at the scene of multiple gunshot injuries.

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Geo quick facts: Houston is a large metropolis in Texas, extending to Galveston Bay. It’s closely linked with the Space Center Houston, the coastal visitor center at NASA’s astronaut training and flight control complex. The city’s relatively compact Downtown includes the Theater District, home to the renowned Houston Grand Opera, and the Historic District, with 19th-century architecture and upscale restaurants – wikipedia.