Suspect arrested, charged after man found shot to death at RV resort in SE Houston, police say

Jose Luis Vargas charged with murder after being accused of shooting man to death at RV resort. (KPRC)

A suspect has been arrested and charged after a man was found shot to death at an RV resort in southeast Houston on Sunday morning.

Jose Luis Vargas, 26, has since been charged with murder.

The shooting happened at the USA RV Resorts located in the 12100 block of Sagedowne Lane near Beltway 8 shortly before 5 a.m.

Officers said they arrived at the RV resort and found a witness in possession of a gun they allegedly took from Vargas. The witness then directed officers to Vargas, who was found waiting nearby.

Investigators said Vargas, the witness and the victim were all drinking together when a physical altercation started between the witness and the victim. Investigators said the altercation was resolved and the witness was about to walk away when Vargas fired at least one shot, striking the victim. The witness then allegedly took the gun from Vargas and called the police.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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