Man accused of killing father in front of 3 children arrested in Georgia

By Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

HOUSTON - A man accused of killing a Harris County father in front of his three children last month was arrested Tuesday in Georgia.

Ronal Roy “Papa” Smith, 32, was wanted in connection with the Oct. 21 slaying of 33-year-old Michael Ware outside his Bammel Village Drive apartment.

Investigators said Smith and Ware got into an argument and Ware walked away and got into his truck. Smith followed Ware and then shot him several times as his children watched, investigators said.

Smith was also wanted by the Houston Police Department on a murder charge stemming from a Dec. 27 homicide in the 8300 block of Veterans Memorial Drive.

Harris County deputies said in a tweet that U.S. Marshals arrested Smith in Wenona, Georgia, where he was booked into the county jail and is awaiting extradition to Harris County.

 

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