Man charged in fatal Acres Homes shooting

Richard Garrett

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a family member in the Acres Homes area earlier this week, according to the Houston Police Department.

Richard Garrett, 38, has been charged with murder and felon in possession of a weapon in connection with the shooting, according to Harris County court records, and remained in jail as of Friday. His bond was set at $30,000 for the felon in possession of a weapon charge, according to court records, and has been denied bond on the murder charge according court records.

The identity of the victim is pending an autopsy from the county’s medical examiner, according to the police department.

Officers responded to a person down call at a home in the 8400 block of Knox Street in the Acres Homes area just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday to find the victim on the ground and having been shot multiple times, according to HPD. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the department.

According to police, Garrett allegedly turned himself in to the department’s North Control station and allegedly claimed that the victim was a family member with whom he had an argument right before the shooting occurred.

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