Suspect in Shooting That Injured Kids Was Awaiting Trial for Murder

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Courtesy HPD
Wilson (left) and Smith have been charged in connection with the August 6 shooting incidents.
One of two suspects arrested in connection with two shooting incidents August 6 that landed an eight-year-girl and her younger brother in the hospital was previously charged with murder and out on bend, awaiting trial.

Jordan Q. Wilson, 21, was indicted for murder in November 2013 in connection with the killing of Houston rapper Toyurean Young in May 2012. Court records show that he was released on $50,000 bond in March 2014. That shooting took place at a McDonald's at 10777 Beechnut, which appears to be the same McDonald's as in Wednesday's incidents. Wilson's murder trial is scheduled for November 17.

Meanwhile, police are seeking others in the shootings, which stemmed from a drug deal in the 10100 block of Beechnut, according to a Houston Police Department press release.

The girl, who was shot in the leg, remains in stable condition at the hospital; her brother "suffered a grazing wound and was treated and released from the hospital," according to HPD.

Jordan Q. Wilson, 21, and Reginald J. Smith are charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon. Wilson is also charged with felony possession of marijuana.

More from the release:

Wilson and Smith engaged in a drug transaction with an unknown Hispanic male in the 10100 block of Beechnut. The Hispanic male arrived at the location in a white, two-door pickup truck with an extended cab. Wilson and Smith tried to rob the Hispanic male and then drive away. The Hispanic male retaliated buy firing his own gun at the vehicle driven by suspects Wilson and Smith as they fled. A young girl, an innocent bystander in the same parking lot, was struck by one of the bullets fired by the unknown Hispanic male. Her younger brother was grazed and not seriously injured.

Suspects Wilson and Smith fled the scene, driving westbound on Beechnut at a high rate of speed. Wilson lost control of the vehicle and caused a traffic accident in the 10700 block of Beechnut. Wilson and Smith tried to run from the scene with guns and bags of marijuana in their hands. Two [High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area] officers witnessed the collision and then attempted to apprehend the suspects.

Suspects Wilson surrendered, but suspect Smith ran inside a McDonald's restaurant. Smith produced a gun and began to raise it in the direction of the officers. Both officers, in fear for their lives, discharged their weapons toward suspect Smith, who was not hit. Smith was then taken into custody by responding HPD officers.

As is customary when a law enforcement officer discharges a weapon in the city limits of Houston, this incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division.

Anyone with information on the shooter 10100 Beechnut incident is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-208-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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