Police arrest suspect in murder of man during Stafford poker game

Detectives say they used information about the vehicle used in the robbery to identify the suspect. Now the search for other suspects continues

Police have made an arrest in the murder of a well known Fort Bend County businessman who was shot to death during a high stakes, invite-only poker game.

Stafford police say they arrested 25-year-old Eric Norris for the murder of Donald Leonetti. Officers with the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force helped bring him into custody.

Leonetti was shot and killed exactly two weeks ago tonight during the poker game in an office at a Stafford industrial park. Investigators say two masked men with rifles stormed inside. Leonetti was fatally shot. Another man was wounded. The suspects got away with thousands of dollars.

Detectives used information about the vehicle used in the robbery to identify Norris as a suspect.

Friends and family are relieved to hear of the arrest.

"Sometimes these things never get solved, so it's really great to hear that it did, especially for Donald's family and his friends," said Mandi Bronsell.

Bronsellhad been friends with Leonetti since high school.

Police are working to identify and arrest other suspects in this case.
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