Third suspect charged in man's shooting death

Lence Adolphus Burnley, 29, is charged with capital murder.

February 25, 2011 12:39:37 PM PST
A third suspect has been charged in the fatal shooting of one man and wounding of another man last year in northeast Houston.

Lence Adolphus Burnley, 29, is charged with capital murder. Police say officers responded to a report of a shooting in the 9700 block of Galaxy on September 10 and found a man deceased inside a bedroom. A second male victim, 27, was found in the kitchen with a gunshot wound and was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Two other suspects, Gerald Lernard Porter, 26, and Herbert Goldsmith, 22, are also charged with capital murder. All three are accused in the death of Christopher Jones, 29, who suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Further investigation identified Porter and Goldsmith as suspects in this case. Both were arrested in September. Goldsmith was taken into custody after leading police on a wild high-speed chase in east Harris County.

Burnley was later identified as a third suspect involved in this case. He was arrested on February 18 without incident.