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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At least 8 Shot 2 Dead During Filming Of Houston Rap Video Friday Night

HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — At least eight people were shot, two fatally, during the filming of a rap video in the Houston area Friday night, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired near Berwyn Drive in Houston, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a press briefing at the scene.

When officers arrived on-scene around 9:30 p.m., they discovered a group of young males suffering from gunshot wounds.

Two victims were pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

The men were in the parking lot of an office complex filming a rap video when they were “ambushed” by shooters that were “in cars and or foot” firing into the lot, reports WXII.

Four gunshot victims were transported to local hospitals and two more victims arrived at area hospitals via private vehicle.

Investigators are looking into what lead to the deadly shooting. The investigation is expected to be complex, according to Gonzalez because the crime scene was so large.

Investigators are still trying to identify the suspects and a motive. When asked whether the shooting was gang related, Gonzalez said, “I’m not going to rule that out, but I’m also not going to say it was because simply we don’t know.”

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Two Dead In Houston Wednesday Morning Rosemont Street Triple Shooting

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — Two people, who have not yet been identified, are dead following a triple-shooting in the Sunnyside area of Houston, Texas, Wednesday morning.

The deadly shooting occurred just after 5 a.m. Wednesday at 3820 Rosemont St in Houston, TX.

A third victim was transported to a local hospital with unknown injuries.

Houston police say details are limited at this time, reports KHOU.

The suspected shooter is only described as a male teen who fled the scene.

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Houston Shooting Leaves Man Dead Several Injured Inside Home ‘Raven Ridge Dr’

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — A Sunday morning shooting at a Houston residence left a man dead and two others injured by gunfire, according to reports.

One person was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning at a home in southwest Houston.

A man was found dead in the backyard of the home in the 4800 block of Raven Ridge Drive, which is in the Ridgemont area. Police said they responded to reports of the shooting around 12:10 a.m., reports KHOU.

Two other individuals were also shot and transported to nearby trauma centers in unknown condition.

It’s believed a man was also shot in the torso and a woman was shot in the leg.

It’s not clear what led up to the shooting or if anyone is in custody.

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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.

‘Decapitation’ Crash Reported On Houston TX 610 South Loop Cullen Friday

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — First responders say they responded to a Houston vehicle crash where one of the victims was decapitated, according to Friday reports.

At least one person is dead after a crash involving a “reported decapitation,” on the 610 South Loop near Cullen.

Houston police say officers received a call that a body was on the road that looked decapitated, reports Click2Houston.

A silver car and silver truck were involved in the crash.

All westbound lanes on the 610 South Loop are now closed, snarling traffic in the area.

The victims have not been identified.

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Houston Masked Intruders Make Off With $6.4M In Valuables From Hedwig Village Frandora Lane Home

HARRIS COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Masked intruders made off with a staggering $6.4 million in valuables during a daring home invasion at a Hedwig Village residence last month, reports KHOU on Monday.

This happened on Aug. 6 around 6:30 a.m. at a home located in the 800 block of Frandora Lane.

Hedwig Village Police Department says two male suspects entered the residence wearing masks and carrying a pistol. The first suspect ambushed to the victim, tackling her to the ground. The second suspect tied the victim’s hands and feet, reports KHOU.

The suspects ransacked the victim’s home and stole valuables totaling more than $6.4 million. Police said the suspects then cut the victim’s feet loose with a small knife before they ran from the scene in an unknown direction.

Police say the first suspect was wearing a mask and all dark-colored clothing with a heavy build. The second suspect was dress similarly but had a slim build.

Police did not release what was stolen from the home.

Crime Stoppers may pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477), submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.

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All Lanes Houston I-10 Shut Down After ‘Multiple Barges’ Break Loose Ram Bridge ‘Combustible Materials’ On Board

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — All lanes of I-10 – the East Freeway – are shut down early Friday morning in both directions near the San Jacinto River, after multiple barges got loose shuttering the Sam Houston Tollway Bridge.

Views from the air show the bridge appearing to have suffered major damage when it was struck by loose barges overnight.

Sgt. B Stephens with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Friday morning that multiple barges broke loose on the river, and the barges struck the bridge.

Officials fear the barges may have combustible materials in them, reports WWLT.

The bridges will remain shut down until they can be inspected, but the Texas Department of Transportation tells KHOU 11 News the inspection can’t happen until the water level goes down.

Doug Delony via Twitter:

“@DougDelonyKHOU MAJOR DAMAGE TO I-10 AT THE SAN JACINTO RIVER: It appears the bridge suffered even worse damage this time after two barges hit it overnight. All lanes shut down- both directions. This is a look from Air 11 just now.”

Because of the issue, tolls on the Sam Houston Tollway Bridge over the Houston Ship Channel are temporarily being waived if drivers want to connect to Highway 90 or Highway 225 to the Fred Hartman Bridge.

Currently the river is high due to Thursday’s flooding from the remnants of Tropical Depression Imelda.

There is currently no timeline for the inspection and reopening of the bridge

As of 5:10 a.m. the I-10 bridge remains shut down with drivers being forced to exit the freeway and u-turn.

Detour: Use Highway 90 and through the town of Barrett or use the Fred Hartman Bridge/146 between La Porte and Baytown. But be aware some roads still have high water.

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TX Cop Shot While Confronting 4 Gunmen Who Robbed Shot Priest While ‘Praying On Knees’ Near Houston #DemDebate Venue

Houston, TX. (THECOUNT) — A 29-year-old Houston police officer was shot multiple times while trying to end four gunmen’s crime spree late Thursday night, reports DefenseMaven.

The suspects also attacked a priest and robbed him and two other citizens at gunpoint in a series of separate attacks that occurred near where the Democratic Debate was taking place in Houston Thursday night, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo told reporters during a Friday morning press conference.

The priest said he was on his knees, praying for his life, when one of the suspects pulled the trigger twice.

One gunman was killed, two others were arrested, and the fourth suspect remains at large.

The five-year veteran-of-the-force went through surgery, and was listed in stable condition in an intensive care unit on Friday morning, National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Vice President Joe Gamaldi tweeted.

The incident began at 9:56 p.m. at the Valero gas station on Griggs Road, when four men stole a 2003 Chevy Tahoe at gunpoint, according to KTRK.

The vehicle was low on fuel, and sputtered to a stop on Tierwester Street minutes later, at which point the suspects took off on foot, Chief Acevedo said.

They encountered their next victim – a priest – on Meriburr Lane at approximately 10:10 p.m.

“A priest. You heard that right,” the chief told reporters, according to KTRK.

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Missing Wasilla AK Woman Shelly Ingram Found Dead Friday Night In Houston ‘No Foul Play’

HOUSTON, AK. (THECOUNT) — Missing Wasilla woman, Shelly Ingram, was found dead Friday evening in Houston, Alaska State Troopers say.

The body of Ingram, 43, who was reported missing almost two weeks ago, was found in Houston around 8 p.m. Friday.

Troopers did not specify the exact location where body was found.

Officials did say that no foul play is suspected in her death. They did not elaborate.

Ingram was last seen in Wasilla on Aug. 4. The next day, the day she was reported missing, her cell phone pinged off a cell tower located near Mile 59 of the Parks Highway, around West Zero Lake Road, in Houston, AK, reports ADN on Saturday.

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TX Woman Pamela Pratt ID’d By Family As Victim In Friday Fatal Houston Stabbing

HOUSTON, TX. (THECOUNT) — Pamela Pratt has been identified by family members as the victim stabbed to death by a Houston man claiming to be her fiance, authorities said.

According to officials, the man called 911 claiming he had stabbed his fiancé.

A motive in the stabbing is unknown.

According to authorities, the call came in around 2:50 a.m. Friday and shortly after, police found a woman’s body inside an SUV on Sayers Street near Emmet in northeast Houston, reports Click2Houston.

Pratt’s 18-year-old son identified her as the woman stabbed to death. She was a mother of three, according to her son.

According to the son, the suspect was Pratt’s boyfriend and he and Pratt resided together.

Her son said that he calls the man his stepfather.

The unidentified man was taken into custody and is being questioned, police said.

Authorities are still working to confirm the relationship between the man and the woman.

Investigators are working to learn more details about the stabbing.

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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.