Houston Police are looking for Jernell Madison, 33, who said he shot and killed Fatorma Gabba Jr. in a parking lot near Beechnut on April 10.
HOUSTON – Houston police on Thursday identified a 33-year-old man accused of shooting and killing a man in southwest Houston last month.
Identify the investigators Jernell Madison like the man they said shot and killed 34-year-old Fatorma Gabba Jr. in a parking lot off Beechnut on April 10.
Madison was not arrested. Police said he is charged with murder and provided a 2020 mugshot. They had previously released surveillance images of him.
At around 7:30 pm on the night of the shooting, police said they showed up at a mall at the corner of Beechnut and Corporate Drive and found Gabba Jr. dead at the scene. Investigators also said a woman was killed.
According to authorities, a fight broke out in the parking lot. It started out as a shoving fight, but at least two people drew their guns and started shooting. Gabba Jr. was involved in the fight, officials said. Investigators said they weren’t sure if the woman shot was part of the group that was fighting or if she was a bystander.
Police said Gabba Jr. was shot multiple times and ran to the front door of a business, where he collapsed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gabba Jr.’s father showed up at the scene of the shooting and gave insight into what happened.
“He was a good kid, but he had bad company and that’s the result,” said Fatorma Gabba Sr.. “It’s very painful, very painful. Just like any parent, we have children that we raise, but sometimes they get into trouble. “.
Authorities said Madison left the scene in a silver SUV.
Anyone with information on Madison’s whereabouts should call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).
Here is the update provided by the police at the scene of the shooting:
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