HCSO: Suspect in custody for deadly shooting over shoes

SPRING, Texas -- A young man was shot and killed while playing basketball with his friends in a Spring neighborhood, deputies say.

SPRING, Texas -- The suspect accused of shooting and killing a young man while playing basketball with his friends in a Spring neighborhood has been arrested, deputies say.

According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the incident happened around 6:45 p.m. Monday at the dead end of Autumn Springs Lane in the Spring Ridge subdivision. 

Deputies said the victim, 21-year-old Darius Flournoy, was playing basketball with his friends when a man approached the group and started shooting. Investigators say a dispute over shoes led up to the shooting.

The suspect, identified as 20-year-old Ja Corrie Rogers, immediately ran off. The victim was shot multiple times and taken to the hospital where he died from injuries. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

A GoFundMe has been started for the victim. 

(Editor's note: At the scene, deputies initially indicated the victim was a teenager, but new info from HCSO released Tuesday indicates the victim is 21 years old.)

(© 2017 KHOU)


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