UPDATE: Suspect Arrested, Charged in May 2023 Fatal Shooting at 900 Northwood Street

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man found at 900 Northwood Street about 3:50 a.m. on May 29, 2023.

The suspect, James Lewis Spencer III, 22, is charged with murder in the 179th State District Court.  A booking photo of Spencer is attached to this news release.  

The victim is identified as Sean Connery Showers, 37.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives W. Huff and J. Nguyen reported:

Officers responded to a report of an unresponsive male lying in a ditch at the above address.  Houston Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim, later identified as Mr. Showers, deceased.  He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

An initial investigation determined Showers was walking along the roadway when a vehicle of unknown make and model approached him.  Someone inside the vehicle then shot Showers.  At that time, there was no known suspect description.  

Further investigation identified Spencer as the suspect in this case.  On Wednesday (January 31), Spencer was arrested  by officers with the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force without incident.  Spencer admitted to his role in the incident and was booked into the Harris County Jail.

James Lewis Spencer III

Update: VHS/JFC   2-1-24
JKS/JFC    5-30-23
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