Charges are pending against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 5914 Jim Street about 11:05 p.m. on Wednesday (May 29).
Suspect Joshua Mayfield (b/m, DOB: 6-7-79) has pending charges of murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. No photo of Mayfield is available at this time.
The victim, Donald Waguespack, 70, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Meeler and Senior Police Officer J. Villareal reported:
According to a witness, Mr. Waguespack was helping Mayfield fix a car when for some reason Mayfield shot him.
Mayfield then fled the scene in a red Jeep Cherokee. While at the intersection of Kempwood Drive and Wirt Road, Mayfield shot at a male motorcyclist, critically wounding him. After striking the motorcyclist, the bullet then ricocheted and struck another man in the shoulder, causing him to suffer a non-life threatening wound. Mayfield then fled the scene.
Further investigation identified an apartment complex at Blalock Road at Kempwood Drive as a possible location where Mayfield might be found. Houston police located Mayfield there and an HPD hostage negotiator was able to convince him to surrender without incident.