Not long after Houston police announced two teenagers had been charged with capital murder in connection with the deadly shooting of two men outside a southeast Houston convenience store Monday, Pearland police identified the same teens as suspects in a third murder that occurred on Sunday.
Houston police said Evan Scott Redmond, 18, and Camren Keith Johnson, 19, were arrested shortly after the second and third victims were killed.
Here’s a timeline of the crimes as released by local law enforcement:
Sunday, July 31 just before 3 p.m.
Pearland police responded to a call of gunshots fired in the area of Blakely Grove Lane and Laurel Leaf Lane Sunday. After speaking to witnesses and checking the area, a male victim was found in a nearby residence. The victim was later identified as 19-year-old Nathaniel Alaniz. Pearland police provided an update Wednesday stating Redmond and Johnson are the two lone suspects in this case. Each has been charged with murder with a $3 million bond.
Monday, Aug. 1 just after 1:30 a.m.
HPD said its officers responded to a shooting call at a convenience store located at 10658 Monroe Road just after 1:30 a.m. Monday. Upon arrival, they found one male victim who had been shot several times inside the business. He was taken to the hospital where he was declared deceased.
In a news release, HPD said detectives determined two men were inside a white Mercedes Benz in the parking lot when Redmond exited the front passenger seat of a black Nissan Altima and entered the Mercedes. That’s when surveillance video indicates at least one shot was fired. One victim exited the driver’s seat of the Mercedes and ran into the business.
Police said Redmond drove the Nissan from the scene and was followed by the driver of the Mercedes.
Officers reportedly located the second victim who appeared to have been thrown from the Mercedes onto the road in the 1000 block of Pearland Parkway. He had also suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the news release, patrol officers later spotted the stolen Mercedes and attempted a traffic stop. They said Redmond led them on a chase before crashing the stolen vehicle in the 2200 block of Dixie Farm Road. Detectives report Redmond admitted to his role in the shooting and subsequent incidents.
The Nissan Altima was located at a residence in Pearland, and that’s where police indicate they took Johnson into custody.
The identities of the male victims who Redmon and Johnson allegedly met at the convenience store have not yet been released. The victims were 20 and 22 years old.