Deadly shooting outside METRO bus in SE Houston referred to grand jury after suspect turns himself in

Surveillance video has been released of man wanted in deadly shooting outside of METRO Bus (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A man who police say was wanted in connection to the deadly shooting of a man outside a METRO bus spoke to police about the incident on Monday night.

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According to community activist Candice Matthews, Quanell X escorted the suspect, Jalen Montrell Gaston, into a Houston police station at some point Monday evening.

Police say after questioning Gaston, 22, detectives consulted with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and determined the shooting would be referred to a grand jury.

Here’s what happened

On Sunday, April 23, Houston police responded to reports of a shooting in the 1900 block of Travis Street around 11:40 p.m. and found a 43-year-old man shot multiple times.

The man was transported to the hospital where he later died.

Investigators said the victim and the suspect were involved in a fight on a METRO bus, and several witnesses reported seeing the victim punch the suspect multiple times. The fight carried over after the two exited the bus and the suspect reportedly pulled out a gun and fired at the victim multiple times, striking him.

The suspect, who was only described as a heavy-set Black man in his 20s, fled the scene and headed towards Scott Street on foot.

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

About the Authors:

Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.