Judge denies bail for man charged with capital murder in death of 10-month-old boy

HOUSTON - A man charged in the murder of a 10-month-old boy went before a judge Thursday.

Jared Balogun is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Messiah Marshall.

A judge read Balogun his rights and decided he will receive no bail.

Houston police said Balogun, 24, was charged with capital murder in connection with the June 14 death of Messiah. They said Balogun confessed to the crime during an interview by detectives in connection to charges that are unrelated to this case.

He was arrested Monday.

Two other suspects are sought in the case.

READ: Man charged with capital murder in shooting death of 10-month-old boy

Investigators said a 22-year-old man was taking out his trash and helping his son, Messiah, walk at Nob Hill East Apartments, when three men approached him. One of them began firing, killing the child.

VIDEO: Jared Alexander Balogun appears in court

Police said that while the motive of the shooting is still under investigation, it is possible that it was in retaliation for a previous altercation.

Messiah's father picked Balogun out of a photo lineup and identified him as the child's killer, according to authorities.

Investigators said it is possible there are other people who were also involved in the shooting.

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Balogun is also facing an aggravated assault charge stemming from an incident at the same apartment complex as the shooting, police said. That incident happened four days before the shooting, according to investigators.

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