18-year-old charged with murder in man's shooting death at motel, Harris County deputies say

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- An 18-year-old, who, according to documents has several priors, has been charged in the deadly shooting of a 32-year-old man inside a room at a Mustang Inn, Harris County deputies said.

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More than a month after the incident, Duley Tyrek Blake has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Robin Strong, court documents say.

Harris County deputies said they found Strong with a gunshot wound in one of the rooms at the inn at 16021 North Freeway on March 11.

Strong was rushed to a hospital where he died.

Blake shot Strong when he arrived at the motel room which was being rented out by a witness hosting dice games, documents say. The witness told authorities that Blake murdered Strong in retaliation for a murder the suspect believed the victim had set up back in January.

Records say the suspect was placed on probation for unlawfully carrying a weapon two days before the alleged murder.