Man arrested on unrelated matter after deadly shooting in Cloverleaf, deputies say

By Rose-Ann Aragon - Reporter, Aaron Barker - Senior Digital Editor

Deputies investigate a homicide at an apartment building the Cloverleaf neighborhood of east Harris County, Texas, on April 25, 2019.

HOUSTON - A dispute between neighbors turned into a deadly shooting Thursday in the Cloverleaf community in east Harris County, according to deputies.

Elijah Royan, 25, was arrested on Thursday on an unrelated matter, investigators said.

The shooting was reported at an apartment building near the corner of Nancy Rose and Brownsville streets.

Harris County deputies said that 28-year-old Tremaine Lee and his girlfriend got into an argument with Royal and his girlfriend Wednesday night when Lee noticed broken windows on his car.

Investigators said the dispute came to a head Thursday morning when Lee forced his way into Royal's apartment. Royal shot Lee once and fled the scene, according to authorities.

Lee died at the scene.

Neighbors said the fighting between the men had been going on for weeks.

The shooting case will ultimately be presented to prosecutors at the Harris County District Attorney's Office to decide whether charges will be filed.

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