Family pleads for justice in man's fatal shooting outside nightclub


Family members say the 21-year-old victim, Timothy Powell, was caught in the crossfire as a shooting broke out at the Le Cave nightclub in northwest Harris County early Sunday morning. And now his grieving family just wants justice.

"He was the light of whatever environment he came into," said his mother, Theresa Giles.

She says Powell was her only son and he was becoming an increasingly popular dancer and choreographer across the entertainment industry.

Deputies say Powell was among the 600 patrons packing the after-hours spot Le Cave when chaos broke out between bouncers and five people they kicked out of the club for fighting. One of those men returned to the parking lot and began shooting at the bouncers before running off. Four people were injured. Powell was killed.

"At this point I feel that a part of me is just, is just gone," Giles told us.

With the gunman still on the run, deputies have been busy reviewing surveillance cameras in and around the nightclub. They're expected to release images of the shooting suspect. And the victim's family has an emotional plea to the public.

"If someone knows of anything any witnesses, leads, if they could please go forward and let someone know," Giles said.

A candlelight vigil for Timothy Powell is scheduled for 6pm Monday in the parking lot outside of a different club, Night Moves, on FM 1960.

Investigators are urging anyone with information about the shooting or the gunman to call the Harris County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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