1 of 2 suspects in deadly home invasion was out on 7 felony bonds, HPD says

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1 suspect in deadly home invasion was out on 7 felony bonds
A man and a woman were both charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man with two children present.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man out on bond for seven felony charges was one of two people arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at his apartment.

Qiriathiam Phillips, 25, and Consetta Rao, 24, were both charged with murder in 29-year-old Tevin Watson's death.

Rao is also charged with being a felon in possession of a weapon.

Officers responded to an apartment complex on Woodfair near Bissonnet at about 3:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25.

Upon arrival, officers found two children and Watson, who was suffering from at least one gunshot wound, in an apartment.

ORIGINAL STORY: 2 young children were inside apartment during deadly home invasion in SW Houston

Phillips and Rao reportedly forced their way into the unit and shot Watson.

Police officers and paramedics provided medical assistance to Watson, but he later died at the hospital.

The children were not hurt, police said.

Police say Phillips was out on seven felony bonds at the time of the murder.

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An outburst by Zacchaeus Gaston, who is also accused of shooting and wounding a 1-year-old boy, was caught on video.

Similarly, another Houston man out on seven felony bonds is accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend and wounding their son earlier this month.

Zacchaeus Rashad Gaston, 27, was given bond again, this time at $1 million on a murder charge and $500,000 for a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

An anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers led to Gaston's arrest.

The video above is from a previous report.