5 things for Houstonians to know for Monday, June 7

117 employees file lawsuit against Houston Methodist for mandating workers to take COVID-19 vaccine

Here are things to know for Monday, June 7:

1. Deputies open investigation into deadly deputy-involved shooting in Fort Bend County

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting scene involving one of their deputies.

The shooting happened Saturday just after 10 p.m. at the Knights Of Columbus hall located in the 13600 block of SH-36.

At this time, it’s unclear what led up to the shooting or the condition of the person shot.

However, organizers at the hall said it occurred during a quinceanera.

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2. Houston police investigating homicide involving juvenile at DoubleTree hotel on Greenway Plaza

On Saturday, police are investigating a homicide that happened in southwest Houston.

Investigators are not releasing much information about the case because it involves a juvenile that was found dead at DoubleTree hotel on Greenway Plaza, according to Houston Police Department.

Officers were called to the hotel around 6:35 am. Officials say there were many juveniles at the hotel on Greenway Plaza and they were there for some sort of end-of-the-year celebration.

Police have not released the name, age or gender of the victim.

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3. HCSO: Mother dies in crash in north Harris County; daughter and other driver in critical condition

Officials said a mother is dead, and two others, including her 15-year-old daughter, are in critical condition Sunday after a crash in north Harris County.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, 60-year-old Victoria Jones was driving on the 16000 block of Ella Boulevard when she was hit by a KIA Optima driven by Amanda Lockett, who deputies said swerved to avoid a pickup coming out of a nearby subdivision.

“The driver the KIA Optima loss control crossed over from center to left and struck the operator of the Chevrolet Equinox,” said HCSO deputy Muhammad Amad.

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4. Woman charged in connection with child’s body found in a motel room expected to appear in court Monday

A woman charged in connection with a child’s body found in a motel room is expected to appear in court Monday. Police believe the body that was found is that of 6-year-old Samuel Olson.

Balboa, the girlfriend of Samuel’s father, was charged with tampering with evidence - human corpse, according to documents. On Friday, she was transferred from Jasper County Jail to Harris County Jail where she will be held during the investigation. Her bond was set at $500,000.

Documents show her bond conditions, if not altered by the court, would include no contact with any minor child and a maintained distanced from them of 1,000 feet, surrendering travel documents and any weapons, refraining from consuming any alcohol or controlled substances, and house arrest, among other named conditions.

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5. 117 employees file lawsuit against Houston Methodist for mandating workers to take COVID-19 vaccine

A lawsuit has been filed against Houston Methodist over its mandate for “requiring its employees to be injected with an experimental vaccine as a condition of employment,” according to the lawsuit, filed by attorney Jared R. Woodfill.

Woodfill said he is representing 117 workers who are included in the suit.

The lawsuit states that for the first time in U.S. history, an employer is forcing its employees to be vaccinated “with an experimental COVID-19 mRNA gene modification injection” or be fired. Monday, June 7 is the deadline for employees to be vaccinated.

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