Second suspect in fatal shooting of woman, young boy in Alief turns himself in

Jerome Dewon Godine, 22, is charged with capital murder.
May 21, 2013 4:47:44 PM PDT
One week after a woman and a 10-year-old boy were fatally shot, a second suspect is now in custody in the case.

Investigators say the victims were executed and the boy's father was wounded in the May 13 shooting on Westwick in the Alief area.

Jerome Dewon Godine is charged with capital murder. Houston police say Godine, 22, surrendered to authorities Tuesday.

Houston police arrested Bobby Austin on Friday. He is believed to be the driver who helped the gunmen get away last Monday from the murder scene in the 6600 block of Westwick. He is also charged with capital murder. Police say Austin, 23, has confessed to his involvement.

Brandon Vu, 10, and Le Nguyen, 29, were killed at the home. Police say each was shot in the head and were innocent bystanders. The boy's father, Hoai Vu, was shot and critically wounded in the attack at the family home. Police tell us Vu, 40, was dealing in marijuana.

Police are still searching for two other men -- Desmenn Demond Simon, aka 'Torch,' and Donte Earls, aka 'Tay'-- who are wanted for questioning in the case.

Hoai Vu, 40, remains in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the wanted individuals in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.
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