TSU students, staff mourn slain student

Khiry McCullum is being sought as a person of interest in the fatal shooting of TSU student Joshua McMackle.

April 21, 2010 8:18:18 PM PDT
While hundreds of Texas Southern University students and faculty gathered to remember a slain classmate, Houston police are working to find a person of interest in the fatal shooting of the student. Khiry McCullum is wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 3700 Wheeler in the early morning hours of April 17. Police say a fight broke out in the street outside a house party. Numerous shots were fired and one victim, Joshua L. McMackle, 18, suffered multiple gunshot wounds. He ran down the street and collapsed in a nearby yard.

McMackle was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Another male suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle and was treated and released. "The recent death of our beloved Joshua McMackle has caused tremendous suffering for his family and the TSU community," TSU Student Body President Stephen Champion said.

The freshman from Virginia came to Houston to study music.

While no charges have been filed against anyone yet, Houston Police Department investigators believe McCullum was present at the time of the fight and would like to speak with him about what happened.

Meanwhile, faculty and students at TSU are left wondering why this young man had to die.

"By him being slain at such a young age, it's unfair to everyone," McMackles roommate, Nick Tinson, said.

McCullum is also known to drive a green-blue or blue-green 2005 Dodge Magnum with Maryland license plates 2ED-H33.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of McCullum or the Dodge Magnum is urged to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.


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