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2 charged with capital murder in May shooting, police say

The mugshots of Joshua Courtney Callis (L) and Kaylondra Bragg (R).
The mugshots of Joshua Courtney Callis (L) and Kaylondra Bragg (R). (HPD)

HOUSTON – A man and a woman are facing capital murder charges for their alleged roles in a fatal shooting earlier this year in west Houston, police said.

Joshua Courtney Callis and Kaylondra Bragg were charged in the fatal shooting of Christian Chapman, police said.

Chapman was 24. Omar B. Ahmed, also 24, was wounded in the shooting on May 29 in the 11900 block of Overbrook Lane, according to police.

Chapman's body was found outside an apartment at the above address. Ahmed was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

It is not clear what led up to the shooting.

At the time of the shooting, apartment residents, including Greg Lloyd, who was walking his dog when the shooting happened, said they are tired of the violence and hope people put down the guns.

"I grew up in a rough neighborhood, so I kind of migrated to get away from the pain, from the insanity, but you can't run. You can't hide. It's just part of life nowadays," Lloyd said. "It's scary. It could have been my family."

Police said Callis, 34, and Bragg, 20, were identified as suspects in the shooting. Callis was already in custody at the Harris County Jail on narcotics charges and Bragg was taken into custody on Nov. 9, police said.

Callis was also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.