Suspect arrested within 24 hours after fatal shooting of man at boxing gym in SW Houston, deputies say

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – A man who is accused in the fatal shooting of another man in southwest Houston Saturday has been arrested, deputies said.

Investigators said the shooting happened around 6;40 p.m. at the Charlo Boxing and Fitness Club located at 9750 Hwy 6 S.

According to deputies, the victim,19-year-old Tyler Hicks and Christian Menifee, 19, had an ongoing dispute and it all came to a head last night when Menifee pulled out a gun and fatally shot Hicks.

Deputies said Menifee has been booked into the Fort Bend County Jail and has been charged with murder. His bond has been set at $350,000.

During a news conference Monday, Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan said Menifee was caught within 24 hours at his mother’s home in Harris County.

“This collaboration we have with all these different agencies helped to find a murder suspect and take him off our streets,” Fagan said. “I couldn’t have done this without these individuals’ help and support in this case. Fort Bend County’s law enforcement agencies are working hand-in-hand to keep you safe.”

Though the address shows up in Sugar Land, authorities clarified that the gym is part of unincorporated Fort Bend County and within the city of Houston’s jurisdiction.

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