Man charged with murder after shooting man to death during robbery, leading officers on chase

Two other men were also arrested and charged

Jusiayn Bennett, 19, is charged with capital murder in the 232nd State District Court. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – One of the three men who were arrested at First Colony Mall in Sugar Land has been charged after police say he shot a victim during a robbery Thursday afternoon.

Jusiayn Bennett, 19, has since been charged with capital murder. He was one of three men who led police on a crime spree throughout the Houston area.

What Happened

Officers with the Houston Police Department responded to reports of a robbery and shooting at an apartment complex located in the 9900 block of South Dairy Ashford Road around 12:30 p.m.

When officers arrived, they found a 28-year-old man lying in the middle of the complex’s parking lot with a gunshot wound. HPD lieutenant Larry Crowson said they learned the victim had been robbed of his personal belongings and his vehicle.

Officers in plain clothing spotted the stolen vehicle on Post Oak and the Beltway and called for backup. Once on-duty officers arrived, they attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused, leading officers on a short pursuit.

The suspects eventually crashed into another vehicle on Highway 6 in Sugar Land and fled the vehicle, running into the nearby First Colony Mall.

Less than five minutes later, HPD officers, with the help of Sugar Land PD, arrested all three suspects.

The two other males have been charged with evading arrest in Fort Bend County.

About the Author:

Christian Terry covered digital news in Tyler and Wichita Falls before returning to the Houston area where he grew up. He is passionate about weather and the outdoors and often spends his days off on the water fishing.