Birthday Party Shooting Suspects Charged With Evidence Tampering
Two have been charged in the deadly house party shooting November 9 in Cypress at which two people were killed and 20 more were injured. Randy Stewart, 18, who has already been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the shootings, has been charged additionally with tampering with evidence. His brother, Marvin Stewart, 20, has been charged with the same for allegedly concealing a gun used in the shootings.
The scene of the shootings was a birthday party at a house in Cypress. More than 100 people crowded into the house after the party was announced on social media outlets. There have been a number of incidents over the past few years involving unwanted guests who showed up at parties publicized on Twitter and Facebook, including a shooting at an August 2012 beach party in Surfside that attracted between 15,000 and 20,000 people.
In the Cypress case, despite an extensive search, the weapon has yet to be located and no additional charges have been filed, though the Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the case continues to remain open and under investigation.
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