Man charged in fatal shooting of man 16 years ago in southeast Houston


The shooting happened on March 2, 1997, as Jevonnie T. Jenkins and a friend were on the front porch of his home in the 6000 block of Beekman. A vehicle drove slowly down the street and stopped just past the house, say police.

The vehicle then slowly backed up and the suspect, who was 15 years old at the time and whose name has not yet been released, as well as another male, got out of the vehicle. They reportedly approached Jenkins and started asking him questions about another person.

Jenkins and his friend denied knowing the person. The suspects then allegedly pulled out guns and robbed both men. Afterwards, they reportedly then entered the home and began shooting, striking Jenkins. His friend managed to avoid the gunfire.

The case remained cold until the spring of 2013, when the suspect, now 32 years old and in prison on an unrelated crime, wrote a letter to officials, admitting his involvement in the deadly 1992 shooting.

The suspect is being referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation authorities on a capital murder charge.

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