Reward offered in Houston shooting of Jefferson County judge

HOUSTON – A reward is being offered in the shooting of a Jefferson County judge that happened in Houston nearly two months ago.

The shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 31, near the intersection of Martin Luther King and Dolittle boulevards.

Jefferson County Precinct 8 Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam III drove into a parking lot to take a phone call, investigators said. An armed man approached Gillam as he was leaving the parking lot and shot him in the face, they said.

Police described the gunman as black, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 8 inches tall and between 150 and 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the gunman.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.

About the Author:

Aaron Barker has been a senior digital editor at KPRC 2 since 2016. As a meteorologist, he specializes in stories about the weather. He has covered Hurricane Harvey, the Astros first World Series win, the Santa Fe High School shooting, the ITC fire and Tropical Storm Imelda.