Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Jeremiah Hamilton Arrested and Charged in Fatal Shooting at 5500 De Soto Street

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 5500 De Soto Street about 4:30 p.m. on Monday (July 13).

The suspect, Jeremiah Hamilton, 17, is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court.  
The identity of the victim, 42, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Officers P. Pak, C. Flora, and M. Estep reported:

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at the apartment complex at the above address and found the victim unresponsive in front of a building #31.  Paramedics pronounced the man deceased at the scene.  He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Witnesses reported that prior to the shooting, the victim had a disturbance and physical altercation with another male who lives on the property.

Homicide investigators arrived and were able to develop Hamilton as the suspect in the shooting.  He initially fled the scene but returned and surrendered.  Hamilton confessed to his role in the shooting and was subsequently charged.