Bystander killed, 1 injured after argument between family members turns deadly in NE Houston; Person of interest wanted for questioning

A bystander was shot and killed during a shootout between two people in east Houston, police said (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A bystander was shot and killed Saturday night after an argument between two family members escalated in northeast Houston, officers say.

According to the Houston Police Department, the shooting took place in the 4700 block of Farmer Street near the East Freeway at around 10 p.m.

Investigators say two men who were believed to be family members were arguing in the driveway of a home in that area. According to police, one of the men reportedly opened fire, striking his family member and a bystander who was standing nearby.

The bystander was said to have run away a short distance before he collapsed outside. He was later pronounced deceased, medics say. Officers say he was 25 years old.

The injured family member was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle, HPD says.

Officials say the shooter fled the scene and is believed to be a gray pickup truck.

At this time, police say 25-year-old Charlie Guillory is wanted for questioning, although he has not been charged.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Guillory or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


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