HOUSTON – A suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a man outside his girlfriend's townhome in The Heights, Houston police said Monday.
Curtis Friday Odigie, 21, is charged with murder for his alleged role in the death of Then Huynh, 32.
Huynh was shot dead in the 5300 block of Darling near T.C. Jester the evening of Jan. 9.
According to the Houston Police Department, Huynh was unloading groceries when witnesses reported hearing screaming and a gunshot. Huynh was found wounded and was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Two suspects were seen fleeing the scene in a BMW sedan.
Detectives believe Odigie is the gunman caught on camera killing Nhan Huynh outside his town home.
"He just tore our heart apart," Vinh Huynh, the victim's brother said.
Friends knew Nhan for his smile and playfulness. However, he was murdered carrying groceries into his home. A tip told investigators that the killers had been tracking Huynh using a device planted on the victim's pickup truck.
Police arrested Odigie Friday.
"It was a relief," Vinh Huynh said. "But, (it's) just a little relief to us. He's still not prosecuted yet. We don't know if that's the right person."
Nor does the family know a motive. They said Nhan managed two strip centers and had no enemies. However, it is not clear why he was being tracked and why he was killed.
"That's all that's in my mind right now," Huynh said. "That's all I can think of, but we are terrified."
Huynh fears he and other relatives could be targets. So, they're staying out of sight until police catch the other guy in the surveillance video of Nhan's murder.
Anyone with information on the identity of the other wanted suspect in this incident is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 731-222-TIPS.
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