Man charged in fatal beating in northeast Houston

Dontell Cooper, 22, is charged with murder in connection to the fatal beating of 46-year-old Morris Lee Gray in northeast Houston.

February 26, 2014 1:40:22 PM PST
A murder charge has been filed against a man accused of fatally beating another man during a fight in northeast Houston.

Dontell Cooper, 22, was arrested without incident on Monday following an investigation in the Sunday evening murder of 46-year-old Morris Lee Gray.

Authorities say Cooper and Gray got into a fight in the 4200 block of Lockwood, and when Gray tried to run, Cooper chased him down the street and fatally beat him.

Gray died at the scene from blunt force trauma.

Cooper is being held at the Harris County jail on a $50,000 bond.

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