Bayou Body Count: Fool Me Once, Shame On You. Fool Me Twice, I'll Shoot You In The Stomach
On Thursday morning, Gwendolyn Guyton scared her husband for the last time.
She and Mitchell Johnson were arguing on the first floor of their home at 7050 Inwood when Johnson walked upstairs to get a few things in preparation to leave. It was then, police say, that Guyton decided to play the prank of a lifetime.
Guyton, 23, grabbed a loaded pistol and walked in on her husband, who was ironing his jeans. Then she fired, police say, fatally hitting Johnson, 28, in the stomach.
Guyton called the police and initially said the shooting was an accident. Later, police say, Guyton confessed to pulling the trigger, saying she had wanted to scare her husband.
Charged with murder, Guyton is currently in the Harris County jail held on a $50,000 bond.
Jose Reyes, 48, and a pair of friends were hanging out at his apartment at 100 Dyna Drive on Wednesday night when suddenly two gunmen burst through the front door demanding money and jewelry. The robbery turned into a homicide when one of the burglars shot and killed Reyes, police say.
After the shooting, the gunmen snatched up some jewelry and a cell phone before running away. But the cops were quick on the killers' tails and were able to identify Shea Bellvin, 24, as one of the suspects. Police say that Bellvin later confessed to his role in the slaying and that he had the stolen cell phone.
The police are still looking for the second unknown gunman.
Lerby Illescas probably never knew what hit him. He was walking away from his friend's apartment at 6601 Dunlap at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday when he was shot in the back of the head.
When his friends ran outside to see what had happened, all they found was Illescas lying on the walkway near the apartment. They told police they thought they heard two gunshots. Investigators do not believe that the shooters were motivated by robbery and do not have any suspects yet.
Detectives are trying to piece together who killed a man early Friday morning in the 2900 block of Westerland. Police found the gunshot victim, whose name has not been released, facedown on the lawn outside a vacant home. He had been shot several times.
Neighbors told police that they had heard a number of gunshots the previous night. Police found a sizeable amount of cash wrapped in plastic on the victim.
If you have any information concerning these investigations please call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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