Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Suspects Arrested and Charged in Shooting at 8700 Mesa Drive

Houston police have arrested two men charged in a shooting incident at 8700 Mesa Drive about 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday (April 7).

One male, Emmanuel Earl Beal (b/m, 34), is charged with felon in possession of a weapon in the 178th State District Court.  The second male, Brandon Guillory (b/m, 27), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault on a family member and felon in possession of a weapon in the same court.  A current booking photo of Beal and a 2017 booking photo of Guillory are attached to this news release.

Guillory was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers L. Thornton and K. Saulsberry reported:

A witness drove to a food store at the above address when she was approached by a male who she knew, and the two began talking next to her car.  As the two talked, Guillory and an unknown male arrived in a silver Chevrolet Impala and Guillory exited the passenger side with a pistol in his hand.  Guillory confronted the male, and Beal, witnessing the confrontation, retrieved a gun from his vehicle.  Beal then approached Guillory and shot him several times.  

Patrol officers driving near the store heard several gunshots and witnessed Beal fleeing the scene with gun in hand.  The officers then detained Beal. 

Paramedics were called and transported Guillory to an area hospital for treatment of multiple gunshot wounds.