HOUSTON – Police said Friday that they have captured the man wanted in connection with the beating and decapitation of the 10-year owner of an auto-parts shop Thursday in southeast Houston.
Officers were called around 6 p.m. to Mykawa Auto Parts in the 9100 block of Mykawa Road.
Houston Police Department Homicide detectives found the body of Enayatolah "Andy" Khorsand, 58, beaten and decapitated. According to detectives, the crime was caught on cameras from inside the shop and shows images of the suspected killer.
A friend found the body.
“I see the body laying down. A lot of blood. I was in shock you know. I was shaking. I've known him for like eight years,” said a friend.
A friend of Khorsand who doesn't want to give his name, found him dead inside Mykawa Auto Parts Thursday night. He said the killer used a bat and a machete.
“When I opened the door, I seen him like laying down and no fingers and no head. I said, 'Someone killed my friend.'”
Raymond Jackson, 62, is charged with murder in connection with the death.
“He was very gentle guy, he comes and just sweep the floor and pick up the little trash,” said the friend. “Andy paid to him some money for for the little work that he did, but we never expected this. Never.”
People who visited the shop Friday morning said Khorsand was very generous, he was loved by everyone, and hearing the details of his death was unbelievable.
"He would help anybody, if you were sick or something, Andy would go in his pocket and give it to you. I just don't understand who would want to do this," the victim's friend said.
The woman said she has known Khorsand for 20 years. Khorsand was a husband and father of two boys, 13- and 17-years-old.
Others who knew him said he would help no matter what.
"If they needed a car, he would help them out. Even if you just had $800, he made sure you would have a car. And when I heard that, all I thought about was him," Khorsand's friend, Rod Shaw said.
Many of Khorsand's friends said they don't understand how anyone could do this.
"(He had) no issues with nobody, everybody loved Andy, not just liked Andy. Everybody loved Andy. He always made you laugh," one of Khorsand's friends said.
Police are working to find a motive for Khorsand's death.
“I see that blood inside. I see and I don't know how to handle it,” said family friend Connie Castillo.
“He always said that we have to forgive and forget. I dont' know how we're going to forgive him and forget what that man did to him. I don't know how,” said Castillo. “My brother, my friend. He's not coming back. He's not going to come back but we'll be able to save the life of somebody else.”
Police arrested Jackson at his mother's home on Groton near Buffum in Sunnyside Friday afternoon. His longtime neighbor said he was nice, but appeared to have mental issues.
“He's just a good kid. If I wanted something did, I'd call him over here and he'd come over and do it. He's a good fella,” said Rubie Byrd.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600, or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.