Man charged in fatal shooting at family gathering in SE Houston

February 4, 2013 9:20:26 AM PST
A man is charged in the shooting death at a family gathering in southeast Houston over the weekend.

Police say on February 2, the victim -- Joe Lee Thompson, Jr. -- was attending a family gathering at the residence of Melton James Wilson in the 5600 block of Greylog when the two men got into a verbal argument. Wilson then asked Thompson to leave the house and the argument became physical, with Thompson pushing Wilson around the kitchen.

According to police, Wilson then went to a bedroom and returned with a loaded pistol. He then shot Thompson multiple times.

Thompson, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wilson was taken into custody at the scene without incident. Wilson, 26, is charged with murder.

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