HPD: Witness wrestles, detains suspect after woman shot, killed in SE Houston

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 8, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 8 at 5:43 PM

HOUSTON – A woman is dead after a shooting at a Valero gas station Saturday evening just off the South Loop in southeast Houston, police said.

According to the Houston Police Department, it happened around 7 p.m. at the gas station located in the 7500 block of Scott Street near the South Loop.

Investigators said four people, two men and two women, inside a white van got into an argument in the parking lot of the Valero. Then, one of the men pulled a gun and shot a woman sitting in the front passenger seat.

The victim died at the scene, police said. She has been identified as 33-year-old Cyril Chatman Jones, of Houston.

A witness to the shooting was able to wrestle the suspect, James Lawrence McCarty, to the ground until police arrived on the scene to take him into custody, investigators said.

Charges are pending against McCarty.

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