Judge sets total bond at $1.5M for suspect charged in Galleria-area fatal shootings of NOLA detective, his friend

If Khalil Jden Nelson makes bond, conditions include wearing an ankle monitor, among other restrictions.

The third suspect was taken into custody on Thursday

HOUSTON – Khalil Jden Nelson, 19, had his bond set Friday at $500,000 for each of the two capital murder charges in connection with the fatal shootings of New Orleans police Det. Everett Briscoe and his friend Dyrin Riculfy.

If he makes bond, the judge said Nelson would have to wear an ankle monitor, would be confined to his house all the time, have no drug or alcohol use and would not be allowed to contact anyone involved in the case. Nelson was already out on a misdemeanor bond, KPRC 2 has learned.

The 337th Harris County Court judge’s decision is a change from the result of his appearance Thursday in 482nd Harris County Court: Nelson was denied bond for the murder charges by a judge that day.

Friday’s court appearance changes all that. The judge on Friday also modified his bond for the charge of aggravated robbery, raising it from $100,000 to $500,000.

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Houston police arrested Nelson, the third person apprehended in the shootings, this week.

Riculfy, 43, and Briscoe, 41, were shot at Grotto Ristorante located at 4715 Westheimer Rd. on Aug. 21.

Everett Briscoe and Dyrin Riculfy (KPRC 2)

Briscoe was pronounced dead at a local hospital and Riculfy remained in critical condition, later dying from his injuries on Aug. 31.

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Frederick Jackson, 19, and Anthony Jenkins, 21, are also charged in this case and have been in custody. They were each charged with two counts of capital murder.

Frederick Jackson, 19, and Anthony Jenkins, 21, were arrested the in killing of New Orleans detective in Houston. (Courtesy HPD)

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What happened?

A Houston police investigator said they believe the suspects were involved in a “robbery gone bad,” and that there is surveillance of the men at “several locations” stalking, then robbing people.

Police said Briscoe, Riculfy and other men from their social club were dining on the patio of the Grotto Ristorante when two male suspects wearing hoodies approached them and attempted to rob them.

HPD said one or more of the suspects fired at the victims, hitting them both. The suspects fled the scene in a gray Nissan Altima.

Emergency response crews transported both victims to a local hospital, where Briscoe was pronounced dead, according to HPD.

Police said further investigation lead to the arrest of Jackson and Jenkins as suspects in the shooting.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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