Houston rapper charged in rival's murder

Jordan Q. Wilson, 19, is charged with murder

May 15, 2012 9:58:59 AM PDT
A teen's jealousy over the popularity of a rap group is said to have cost another young man his life.

Jordan Q. Wilson, 19, is charged with murder for a deadly shooting on May 4 outside a fast food restaurant on Beechnut near Wilcrest. Police say Wilson and the victim, 20-year-old Toyurean Young, started fighting. Wilson allegedly pulled out a gun, shot Young and ran off.

According to court documents, a rapper who was present at the time of the shooting told police that Wilson had been jealous over the growing popularity of the Houston rap group FDAB, of which Young was a member. Wilson had reportedly been a member of FDAB for a while, but left to join KREAM, another Houston-based rap group.

The witness told police that Wilson had been threatening Young on Twitter for some time before the encounter at the McDonalds.

Wilson was identified in a photo lineup by two witnesses to the shooting -- a fellow rapper and a McDonalds employee.

Wilson is not in custody.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jordan Q. Wilson is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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