Reward increased for man wanted in father's murder at Houston bar

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Police have increased the reward for the man accused of killing a father of four and special education assistant.

It was on December 19 when police say Untorio Jones was shot and killed at a bar on Dowling Street when he stepped on someone's foot.

Police say Hall got into an altercation and it escalated from there. The gunman escaped out a back door at the bar, while his cousin stayed with Jones.

"The bar was packed, and the only thing I can figure is he stepped on somebody's foot," Jones' cousin, Corey Winzer said. "The last thing I heard him say is 'you didn't give me time to say something.' Then the guy pulled out a gun and started shooting."

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The family of Untorio Jones says he was at the club, and was the victim of a deadly shooting there overnight.

Police identify the suspected shooter as 27-year-old Mark Joshua Hall. Police say his family is from Lafayette, Louisiana.

Jones leaves behind four children, the eldest of whom is a mechanical engineering major at TSU. He worked at Lee High School, helping to inspire special ed students. Jones also worked at Westbury and Jones High Schools, as well, according to his family.

He had just delivered toys to children in need just hours before he was killed.

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The reward has been increased to $7,500 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of Hall.

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