Thursday, July 23, 2020

Suspect Charged and Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 5322 Willow Glen Drive

HOUSTON - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 5322 Willow Glen Drive about 9:40 a.m. on Wednesday (July 22).

The suspect, Clifford Wayne Laws, Jr., (b/m, 20), is charged with murder in the 338th State District Court.  

The victim, Joseph McGowen, 48, of the above address, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives J. Young and R. Rivera reported:

Laws was arguing with his girlfriend in her bedroom when Mr. McGowen attempted to intervene.  The two men then began arguing and Laws produced a semi-automatic rifle and shot McGowen multiple times.  Laws then fled the scene on foot.

Witnesses identified Laws as the suspect in this case and he was subsequently charged.

Anyone with information on Laws' whereabouts or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.