Rodney Palmer, 11, Bayou Body Count No. 50

Gboweh Dickson George: Charged with shooting fourth-grader
An 11-year-old boy was killed and his brother injured when a man shot into their apartment early this morning.

Police have arrested Dickson Gbowea Gboweh Dickson George, 32, and charged him with murder.

Rodney Carey Palmer, 11, was killed in the incident in the 6400 block of Bankside and his younger brother Marcus, nine, injured.

The station says Gbowea called 911 about 2 a.m. today to report that someone had broken into his car at the Bankside Apartments.

Witnesses told the station that Gbowea apparently believed the culprit entered the apartment downstairs from him, so he got a gun and opened fire into it. Rodney Palmer was asleep when shot. A 19-year-old female relative was also hit and injured.

Palmer attended Tinsley Elementary, and HISD sent a letter to parents saying a crisis intervention team was being sent to the school.

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Richard Connelly
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