HOUSTON – The man accused of shooting two people behind a Burger King in southeast Houston on Wednesday has been arrested, according to the Houston Police Department.
The man’s name has not yet been released, but police said charges are being filed.
ARRESTED: Thanks to officers with our Southeast Patrol & Crime Reduction Units, this suspect was taken into custody earlier tonight near the shooting scene.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) March 9, 2023
His bicycle & gun were also recovered. We'll release his name & booking photo here when charges are filed. #hounews https://t.co/37vNhTawUo
Around 11 a.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting behind a Burger King located in the 7700 block of Bellfort Avenue and Dover Street.
Police say they found a middle-aged man dead behind the Burger King with gunshot wounds.
At 11:20 a.m., officers discovered shell casings and a blood trail a block away leading from a Walgreens pharmacy to a KinderCare Learning Center next door. Investigators then located a second man with gunshot wounds behind the daycare. He was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
It is unclear what led up to the shooting, but believe the two victims and the suspect were all homeless.