'Pocahontas' the stripper accused in fatal shooting of man in NW Houston

Luerissie Ashley Ross, aka 'Pocahontas,' is charged with capital murder

May 15, 2012 5:26:22 AM PDT
A female stripper is accused of setting up a man for a robbery in which he was shot and killed earlier this year in northwest Houston.

Court documents state Luerissie Ashley Ross, aka 'Pocahontas,' was involved with the robbery and murder of Budrohoe Briscoe on February, 17, 2012. A witness told police that Briscoe picked him up and told him they were going to pick up his friend named Pocahontas.

The witness says he and Briscoe picked up Pocahontas behind an apartment complex in the 2300 block of W. Tidwell Rd. when she received a phone call and told the person on the other end, "Yes, there are two of them." Pocahontas then told Briscoe and the witness that she needed to return to her apartment to get an item.

According to court documents, they drove back to the complex and saw a white Lincoln parked in the back of the complex with two males inside. They parked and Pocahontas exited the car. The witness says a short time later, Pocahontas called and asked Briscoe to come meet her. The witness told police that Briscoe walked to the courtyard where Pocahontas was waiting with two black males, and that he saw the two men rob and shoot Briscoe.

Briscoe died in the hospital on February 29.

According to police, they discovered Pocahontas worked as a dancer at a local strip club and that her real name is Ross. They also say she was involved in another robbery/shooting in the area on January 20.

Investigators say Ross admitted that she was present the night of Briscoe's shooting and that she set him up to be robbed.

Ross, 20, is charged with capital murder. No bond has been set in the case.

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