Man accused of shooting girlfriend is now charged with murder

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man has been charged with murder after being accused of killing his girlfriend in an apartment in southeast Houston.

Police said JD Doakes shot and killed his 33-year-old girlfriend on Faulkner Street around 6 p.m. Saturday.

The woman was found shot in the living room with a gun near her, according to police.

Officials also said Doakes stayed at the scene until police arrived.

A judge set his bond at $75,000. Doakes is to wear an ankle monitor and not have any contact with the victim's family.
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