Charges have been filed against two suspects – following the arrests of four others – for their roles in the October 16, 2017, fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 6833 London Street.
Alexandra Nicks (b/f, 26) and Shaquille Richards (b/m, 26) are charged with engaging in organized criminal activity in the 338th State District Court for their roles in the killing of Sam Johnson, 53, and the wounding of Walter Fields, 22. A current booking photo of Nicks and a 2016 booking photo of Richards are attached to this news release.
Four other suspects – Marquis Erskin (b/m, 26), Marcus Christopher (b/m, 23), DeAndre Watson (b/m, 21) and Mertroy Harris (b/m, 29) – were previously charged and arrested. Booking photos of Watson, Harris and Christopher were released last September.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner and Officer J. Nguyen reported:
The two victims were shot by four armed suspects in a blue-colored Mazda. The suspects then abandoned the Mazda and fled the scene. One suspect (Harris) fled on foot toward Cullen Boulevard. The other three suspects took, at gunpoint, a dark green Kia Sedona that was occupied by a woman and her 11-month-old niece. Neither the woman nor the child was harmed.
An initial investigation identified Harris as a suspect in this case and he was taken into custody on October 17, 2017 without incident. Subsequent investigation identified Watson as a second suspect in this case and he was taken into custody on October 29, 2017 and charged with murder on December 29, 2017.
Christopher and Erskin were then identified as additional suspects in this case and were charged on September 5, 2019. Erskin was in federal custody at the time of the charges. Christopher was subsequently arrested on Sept. 11, 2019.
As the investigation continued, evidence was obtained that linked Nicks and Richards to the shooting. Nicks was arrested on February 2 and investigators found that Richards was in prison, serving time in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice system on unrelated charges. Nicks and Richards were charged on February 3.
Alexandra Nicks Shaquille Richards (2016)
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