Man charged in fatal shooting during argument

Officers at the scene of a homicide on W. 34th St. in northwest Houston where one man was shot and killed (John Mizwa)

December 15, 2011 8:30:28 AM PST
A man has been charged for fatally shooting another man outside a northwest Houston apartment.

Artavious Deon Hollins, 37, is charged with murder. According to court documents, a witness says Hollins, also known as "Action," got into a verbal confrontation with Derrick Williams, 40, in the courtyard of an apartment complex at 4250 W. 34th St. on November 5. The witness told police Action went back to his apartment and returned holding a handgun, which he then used to try to strike Williams. After the victim ducked out of the way, Action shot him in the chest and fled the scene, the witness stated.

Police say the witness identified Hollins from a photo array.

No bond has been set in this case.