The Houston Arson Bureau has arrested Gary Nathanial Moore (aka Jamal Moore) (DOB 4/23/78) in connection to the Christmas Day Mosque fire. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office accepted the charges of felony offense of arson at a place of worship at 1:30 a.m. this morning, December 30, 2015.
The Houston Fire Department responded to a two alarm fire just before 3 p.m. on December 25, 2015 in the 11000 block of South Wilcrest in South West Houston. The Incident commander on scene deployed Houston Arson Bureaus to investigate the cause and origin and upon realizing the religious nature of the occupancy the Houston Arson Bureau setup a Joint task force for the Investigation. The Task Force consisted Houston Arson Bureau, ATF and HPD.