Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 4400 Caroline about 11:15 p.m. on November 7, 2017.
The suspect, Jamin Kidron Stocker (b/m, 34), is charged with capital murder in the 248th State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Brent Tapp, 67.
A booking photo of Stocker, in custody on a related aggravated assault charge, is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. Burrow and K. Meek and Detectives T. Andrade and M. Condon reported:
Officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Mr. Tapp lying in a parking lot. Tapp, possibly homeless, sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation determined Tapp was involved in a previous incident with Stocker, who shot Tapp in the leg on August 21, 2017. Stocker was arrested on January 11 after he was charged with aggravated assault for that shooting.
Further investigation and evidence from the scene on Caroline identified Stocker as the suspect in the deadly shooting of Tapp and, on Tuesday (April 3), a capital murder charge was filed against him.