UPDATE: Second Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2022 Fatal Shooting at 5500 Richmond Avenue

A second suspect charged in the fatal shooting of one woman and the wounding of another at 5500 Richmond Avenue about 2:40 a.m. on September 24, 2022 has been arrested.

The suspect, Jeremyah Smith, 19, is charged with murder in the 176th State District Court.  A booking photo of Smith is attached to this release.

The other suspect, Christian Isaiah Williams, 24, sustained a gunshot wound in the incident.  He is also charged with murder in the same court.  A booking photo of Williams is also attached to this news release.

The deceased victim is identified as Destinee Govan, 25.  The other victim, 20, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Duncan and Detective K. Lovelace reported:

Officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found Ms. Govan unresponsive in the driver’s seat of her vehicle.  Paramedics pronounced her deceased.  A second woman was also found inside the vehicle with a gunshot wound and was taken to a hospital.  The officers then located Williams in a parking lot across the street from where the victims were found.  Williams had sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

It was determined that Govan and her friend were in Govan’s vehicle stopped behind a dark four-door vehicle at the traffic light at Richmond Avenue and Chimney Rock Road when two black males exited the dark vehicle and started shooting at the women.

Detectives located evidence at the scene linking Williams as one of the suspects and he was subsequently charged.

Further investigation identified Smith as the second suspect and he was charged in March.  Law enforcement officers subsequently arrested Smith without incident in Alexandria, Louisiana.  He was then extradited to Texas and booked into the Harris County Joint Processing Center last Friday (April 21).


Jeremyah Smith


Christian Williams

Update: JKS/JFC    4-24-23
JFC/JKS   9-27-22
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