2nd UPDATE: Second Suspect Arrested, Charged in April 2022 Fatal Shooting at 10155 East Freeway

Charges have been filed against a second suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 10155 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) service road about 1:35 a.m. on April 20, 2022.

The juvenile suspect, 16, has been referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation authorities on a murder charge.  No photo is available for the juvenile suspect.

One other suspect, Karl Kelly, 28, is in custody and charged with murder in the 339th State District Court.  A booking photo of Kelly is attached to this news release.

Both are accused in the death of Nicholas Alfred, 25.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants A. Grimes and K. Persad reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at a hotel at the above address.  Mr. Alfred was found lying outside his room.  He had suffered several gunshot wounds.  Houston Fire Department paramedics transported Alfred to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

An initial investigation and evidence from the scene indicated three unknown male suspects exited a gray four-door sedan and fired several rounds at the victim.

Further investigation identified Kelly as the shooter.  The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was consulted and Kelly was subsequently charged.  Members of HPD’s Crime Suppression Team arrested Kelly on May 4, 2022 without incident.

Subsequent investigation identified the juvenile male as a suspect in this case and he was arrested today (January 12) without incident.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Karl Kelly

2nd Update: VHS/JKS  1-12-23
Update: SOA/VHS 5-5-22
VHS/JFC   4-20-22
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