A Houston man is accused of shooting and killing his brother after the two began fighting over a pair of pants a third man bought at the mall the day before, according to court documents.
Gregory Johnson, 18, has been charged with murder in connection to the shooting death of Damarion McKeever, 21, on Aug. 22, according to the Houston Police Department. Johnson as of Tuesday afternoon was on the run, according to investigators.
Officers at about 11:15 a.m. last Sunday responded to a shooting call at the Shenandoah Apartments at 4250 W. 34th St. to find McKeever dead from a gunshot wound, police said.
McKeever’s stepfather told investigators he had been in his bedroom when he heard gunshots coming from the living room and walked to the room, where he found McKeever bleeding from his chest, according to a probable cause affidavit filed with the charges.
The man called police and performed CPR, but couldn’t revive McKeever, according to the affidavit.
A second man told police he had purchased a pair of pants at a mall the day before, and that he’d been talking with McKeever about them while Johnson was allegedly there, according to the affidavit.
The man told investigators that Johnson allegedly began calling McKeever stupid for hanging out with the witness while the witness bought the wrong size of pants, according to the affidavit.
The man told investigators the two men then began fighting and cursing at each other, and McKeever eventually punched Johnson several times, according to the affidavit.
The witness said Johnson then allegedly went into a nearby bedroom, retrieved a handgun, came back and shot Johnson three times, according to the affidavit.
The witness told police that McKeever wrestled with Johnson after the shots, and the witness took the handgun, according to the affidavit. Johnson then fled the apartment, according to the affidavit.
Another person also told investigators they had heard the argument about the pair of pants, and that they saw Johnson shoot McKeever, according to the affidavit.
Anyone with information on Johnson’s potential whereabouts is urged to contact HPD’s Homicide division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.