Wednesday, May 13, 2020

UPDATE: Additional Charges Filed in Three Fatal Shootings in Southwest Houston

Additional charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of three men and the wounding of a fourth at three separate locations in southwest Houston on May 6.

The suspect, Joshua Kelsey (w/m, 35), was charged with an additional charge of murder in the 178th State District Court.  He is also charged with capital murder in the 351st State District Court and murder in the 178th State District Court.  

Identities on the three deceased victims are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Officers J. Caten, D. Higgs, C. Lamont and L. Lange reported:

From 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, officers were dispatched to 14000 Bridgeport Road, 5200 Kelling Street and 13500 Hooper Road for shooting Incidents.  Homicide investigators were advised one person was deceased at each location.  

It was determined the three scenes were possibly related and involved one suspect.  The suspect was identified as Joshua Kelsey and his information was provided to law enforcement personnel.

Hours later, about 4 a.m. on Thursday (May 7), officers observed a stolen vehicle being driven by Kelsey and a pursuit ensued.  Kelsey ultimately stopped and surrendered.  He was taken into custody and subsequently charged.

Further investigation determined Kelsey's role in the fatal shooting at 5200 Kelling Street and, on Tuesday (May 12) he was charged in the incident.