A Harris County Constable reserve deputy has been charged with killing a man outside a bar early Friday morning at 2708 North Shepherd.
According to Houston police, reserve deputy Jose Castillo, 39, was outside Buffalo Fred's Icehouse at around 2 am when he is accused of shooting Angel Erevia Jr., 31, four times, once each in the abdomen, back and both arms. During the night, Erevia's girlfriend and estranged wife began fighting at the bar. When the icehouse closed for the night, the estranged wife and Castillo confronted Erevia and his date. Castillo showed off his gun and then allegedly shot Erevia, who was pronounced dead at Northwest Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Castillo, who worked for Precinct 6, was off-duty at the time of the shooting, according to the constable's office. He had been a volunteer with the office since February 1994 and worked in the civil division serving civil papers. Though Castillo was never on the precinct's payroll, the constable's office says he has been fired for failing to follow the department's guidelines and for being charged with a felony.
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Houston police have arrested a 17-year-old suspected of shooting to death a man in the parking lot of the Saint James Apartments at 6503 Wanda Lane. Jamie Alan Adams, charged with murder, is accused of killing 20-year-old Andrea Marquis Lewis on April 29. Lewis was shot several times and was pronounced dead at Ben Taub hospital.
Police say Lewis was in the parking lot at about 6:30 in the evening when an unknown man came up and shot him. A silver four-door Taurus with a taped up rear passenger side widow was seen leaving the parking lot after the shooting. Investigators say they later determined that Adams was the gunman.
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Murder charges have also been filed against Derek Pierre Lawton, 37. Lawton is
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, 31, of Houston during an argument on May 26 at an apartment complex at 6363 West Airport.
Houston police say they identified Lewis as the shooter and he turned himself over to the Harris County jail on Thursday.
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