Houston man charged in brother-in-law’s death

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 3, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Updated Sunday, Feb 3 at 2:47 PM

HOUSTON -– A 26-year-old Houston man was charged Sunday in the shooting death of his brother-in-law on the far south side of town, police said.

Melton Wilson will be in court Monday morning on accusations that he pulled out a gun and shot Joe Lee Thompson, Jr. multiple times during an argument.

The Houston Police Department said it was before 8 p.m. Saturday when officers were called to a home on Selinsky Road at Greylog Drive. They found the 32-year-old victim dead inside. Investigators said the shooting went down during a family gathering.

Witnesses told police the suspect asked Thompson to leave, but the argument became physical. The suspect went to a bedroom and returned with a loaded weapon, shooting Thompson.

Neighbors said this wasn’t the first time they’ve seen fighting at the home.

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