Stripper wanted in man's robbery, death

Luerissie Ashley Ross accused of setting up Budrohoe Briscoe

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Luerissie Ross

HOUSTON - A stripper has been accused of setting up a man to be robbed and shot at a north Houston apartment complex.

Luerissie Ashley Ross, 20, has been charged with capital murder.

Houston police said Budrohoe Briscoe picked up his cousin at an airport on Feb. 17 and planned to pick up "Pocahontas," a friend of Briscoe's before going to his home.

The cousin told police that he and Briscoe pulled into an apartment complex in the 2300 block of West Tidwell and Briscoe called "Pocahontas." She told Briscoe to pick her up near the Dumpster at the back of the complex, according to court documents.

The cousin said that they left the complex and "Pocahontas" got a call from someone and told them "there are two of them." The woman then told Briscoe to go back to the apartment complex because she needed her phone charger, officials said.

According to court documents, the cousin saw a white Lincoln parked of the back of the complex and two men appeared to be crouched down inside it. "Pocahontas" got out of the car and the Lincoln drove up next to Briscoe's car, the cousin said.

A short time later, Briscoe was called to go meet "Pocahontas," the cousin said. The cousin said he then saw two men rob and shoot Briscoe in the apartment courtyard.

Briscoe was taken to a hospital and died a few days later.

Police said Briscoe's uncle told them that "Pocahontas" worked as a dancer at the Ice Cream Castles strip club, and that led to investigators identifying her as Ross.

Detectives said Briscoe's uncle told them that Ross may have been involved in another robbery/shooting. Investigators found that she was linked to another incident at the same complex on Jan. 20.

According to court documents, police met with Ross on March 20 and she admitted to setting Briscoe up. She said that one man reached into Briscoe's pocket and another man shot Briscoe as she ran away, according to court documents.

Ross has not been arrested.

Anyone with information regarding Ross' whereabouts is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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