Man accused of fatally shooting other man, kidnapping victim’s girlfriend identified, police say

Malcolm Isiah Posey is charged after police said he killed a man and kidnapped the victim's girlfriend, police said.
Malcolm Isiah Posey is charged after police said he killed a man and kidnapped the victim's girlfriend, police said. (HPD)

HOUSTON – A man is in custody after police said he shot and killed a man and kidnapped the victim’s girlfriend.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Norma’s Plaza Apartments on Martin Luther King Boulevard near Van Fleet Street, authorities said.

Officers were called out to the southeast Houston apartment complex after neighbors reported hearing multiple gunshots.

“First it was three shots because I could feel the vibration from the wall,” said neighbor, Reginald Shepherd. “I said, ‘Well, maybe that just some youngsters playing around with a gun,’ and then two more shots came, and I heard something fall. When I heard the fall, that’s when I heard footsteps, like people were running.”

Authorities said when they arrived, they found one man dead and after talking to witnesses, police said they were able to determine that the gunman -- identified as 21-year-old Malcolm Isiah Posey -- forced his way into an apartment where he shot the victim and kidnapped the victim’s girlfriend before fleeing the scene in a stolen black Nissan Altima. Neighbors said that Posey, the victim and victim’s girlfriend all know each other.

“When (Posey) had took the little girl around the corner he had her by the top of her head, and he had the pistol in his hand,” said neighbor Kevin Smith. “At that moment right there, that’s when I called 911.”

Smith said the woman kept shouting at the man while he dragged her saying, “Why you did it?”

“She just kept saying, ‘Why you did it?’ That’s all she kept saying,” Smith said. “(Posey) said, ‘You know why I done it.’”

According to Smith, Posey then turned to Smith and said, “You ait got nothing to do with this,” to which Smith said, “you right.”

Emergency operators told Smith to check on the victim, so he ran upstairs to see what was going on and that is when he saw the man, Smith said.

“He was laying on the floor dead,” Smith said. “It looked like he was shot three times ... at least one in the leg and one in the head.”

Posey and the victim’s girlfriend were located in the Clear Lake area during a traffic stop after the plates came back as stolen, police said. Officers said Posey was taken into custody and charged with capital murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

The woman was not injured.

Authorities are still working to determine the relationship between the victim, his girlfriend and the other man, and what may have led up to the shooting.

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