21-year-old charged in fatal shooting at METRO stop near Greenspoint Mall, docs show

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1 hospitalized after being shot by METRO stop outside Greenspoint Mall in north Houston, police say
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According to HPD, the man was transported in critical condition but later died at the hospital. A possible suspect has been reportedly detained.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 21-year-old is charged in the fatal shooting of a man at a METRO bus stop in Houston's Greenspoint area.

The video above is from a previous report.

On Saturday, Desmond Green was charged with murder. Green is scheduled back in court on Monday.

Houston and Metro Police Department officers responded to a shooting at about 4 p.m. on Friday at 12300 Greenspoint Drive, near the Greenspoint Mall.

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Once police arrived, they found a man shot near a METRO stop near the mall's parking lot. Officers said they are unsure if the man was actually using the bus.

Police said the victim was transported to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Charging documents say Green ran into the mall after the shooting and attempted to hide in the food court.

Witnesses reported to police that they saw Green go into the mall, where he was later detained.

No shots were fired inside the mall, according to HPD, and no other injuries were reported.

Records show Green has previous charges that were dismissed.

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