HOUSTON—Charges have been filed against a suspect accused of fatally shooting a man outside a southwest Houston nightclub in January 2006.
Stanley R. Berniard, 34, is charged with murder in the 230th State District Court. He is accused of killing 23-year-old Mark Broussard.
Patrol officers on a traffic stop heard multiple gunshots fired near an IHOP in the 8600 block of the Southwest Freeway. Upon arrival, they found Broussard lying on the sidewalk outside the restaurant.
Several witnesses on the scene told police that Broussard and his friends were at the Blue Houston Nightclub, located in a strip center near the IHOP, earlier that evening. Broussard was waiting at the club with a friend who had lost his keys when two men approached and opened fire. Broussard was shot multiple times and died from his injuries.
HPD homicide investigators initiated an investigation into the incident and, at that time, exhausted all possible leads. The case remained unsolved.
In July 2013, the case was reviewed and further investigation determined Berniard was in the Orleans Parish Jail for his involvement in a murder in New Orleans, Louisiana. Witness statements positively identified Berniard as the shooter in this 2006 case and he was subsequently charged. A second suspect remains unidentified and at large.
Police said the other suspect was about 22 years old, about 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighed 170 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a black baseball cap, red polo shirt and black pants.
Anyone with information on the identity of the second wanted suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.