Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the death of a male found at 5625 Antoine Drive about 8:30 a.m. on September 4.
The suspect, Jewel Jamal Hayward (b/m, 26), is charged with murder in the 178th State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Shawn Palacios, 38, who suffered blunt force trauma. A booking photo of Hayward is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Miller and Detective D. Stark reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to a report of a deceased individual at an apartment complex at the above address. Upon arrival, they found Mr. Palacios’ body in a dumpster.
Further investigation identified Hayward as a suspect in this case and he was located at an abandoned residence at the above address on Saturday (Sept. 7). Hayward was found with evidence that indicated he was a suspect in this case and, upon further questioning, he confessed to his role in Palacios’ assault and beating death.
Jewel Jamal Hayward
Update: JKS/JFC 9-9-19