Gang-member arrested in shooting death of student outside Lamar High School

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Authorities have arrested a gang-member in connection with multiple murders, including the death of a Lamar High School student.

Kendrick Johnson has been arrested and charged with the murders of Delindsey Dwayne Mack and Kenneth Roberson.

During a press conference Friday, District Attorney Kim Ogg, Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo announced the charges that were filed against Johnson.

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Harris County D.A. Kim Ogg announced an arrest in the murder of a Lamar HS student.

Ogg stated that Johnson, who is a well-known 100 percent Third Ward (103) gang-member in Houston, shot the victims in retaliation for other crimes committed by the Young Scott Block (YSB) gang members.

On Nov. 13, 2018, 18-year-old Mack was shot multiple times as he walked on Bammel Lane during Lamar's first lunch period.

On Sept. 23, 2018, 24-year-old Roberson was gunned down while driving in southeast Houston on Long Drive near Telephone Road.

Police say the shootings were gang-related and a part of back-and-forth shootings between the 103 and YSB gang.

Ogg says that Johnson, who has a lengthy criminal history, is responsible for both murders.

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Harris County D.A. says Kendrick Johnson is a continuing threat to the community.

Johnson, who is currently in jail for committing multiple aggravated robberies, will appear in court next week.
Ogg said Johnson will face three additional charges: the murders of Roberson and Mack, as well as, an aggravated assault charge involving a man who was shot in the neck on Jan. 8.


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