Houston teen accused in two fatal shootings goes before judge

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by Andrew Horansky / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on June 6, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 6 at 12:29 PM

HOUSTON -- A 17-year-old man taken in for questioning over a body found in Fifth Ward has been charged in two other deaths, court records show.

Anthony Jamerson, of Houston, is charged with two counts of capital murder. He appeared before a judge in probable cause court early Friday morning. The judge denied bond for Jamerson.

Police said the teen is accused in two recent fatal shootings, and he’s being questioned about an 18-year-old man who police found dead in a vehicle in Fifth Ward on Wednesday.

Police said it was May 11 when Jamerson and three other people fatally shot a man near a motel in the 4500 block of Airline Drive. They are accused of stealing a large amount of cash before fleeing the scene.

Jamerson is also accused in Sunday's shooting of a Phillips 66 store clerk near Humble. Two men entered the gas station and opened fire, shooting and killing 58-year-old Satish Patel.

Police said Jamerson was injured during the robbery at the gas station when his pistol accidentally went off, shooting one of his fingers.

In court on Friday, prosecutors said witness statements and surveillance video helped lead them to Jamerson. It’s believed he carried out Sunday’s gas station robbery with Jaylen Townsel, the teen who was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon.

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