UPDATE: 2 charged with shooting man to death in north Houston street

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Charles Nickerson /James Ward, Jr.

HOUSTON - Two men are charged with the death of another man who was found shot to death in the middle of a north Houston street.

Houston police said they responded to a report of a shooting around 4 a.m. Wednesday, September 11 near the intersection of Airline and Johnston.

When officers arrived, they found a black 44-year-old Roderick Culpepper dead in the middle of the road. Police said the victim had been shot several times.

Houston police arrested 20-year-old James Ward, Jr. and 33-year-old Charles Nickerson on Friday, September 20.

Both men have been charged with capital murder.

While investigators continue to seek additional details from potential witnesses about the shooting, they ask anyone with information to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

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