HOUSTON - Two men who were charged in the slaying of a woman at a southwest Houston gas station committed a robbery hours after they killed her, police said Friday.
Jermia Guillory, 20, and D’Marquis Boone, 24, were each charged Thursday with capital murder, aggravated robbery and eluding police in Monday’s fatal shooting of Keisha Price, 30, at a Valero gas station at Bissonnet Street and Leawood Boulevard.
Police said Price was shot and killed as she struggled with Guillary and Boone when the men tried to steal her car.
"We believe that they went to the car with just the intention of possibly just getting what they could, as quick as they could," said Detective David Stark, of the Houston Police Department. "We believe Miss Price kind of surprised them and it just went bad from there."
Investigators said that the pair were arrested Wednesday after police had begun surveillance of an apartment where they were believed to live.
“From the research that we compiled, we figured out that they are from this area -- that they're probably staying right in this area." said Officer Pat Chaffin, of HPD. "So, we're going to go saturate it with unmarked cars and conduct surveillance."
In addition to Guillary and Boone, a third man, identified as Jaqwavion Glenn, 19, was also arrested, police said. Glenn was charged with robbery with bodily injury and evading arrest.
Police said that the three men are suspects in a robbery at a home near Wilcrest Drive and Beechnut Street that happened about eight hours after Price was killed. The trio robbed a man of several items and his black SUV, police said.
That SUV was seen later by officers, but the men got away when authorities tried to arrest them, police said.
Investigators said one of the homicide suspects was still wearing the same clothes as he was when Price was killed.
Police said Guillory has a history of aggravated robbery, assault and theft.
Boone’s criminal history includes aggravated robbery, burglary, theft and felon in possession of a firearm, police said.
Price’s funeral was set for 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Cathedral Church in The Woodlands.
Her family started a GoFundMe account to help with expenses.
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