Third suspect of 2020 Beverly Hill Street shooting charged with murder
Police arrested the 21-year-old man on June 7. He was accused of being involved in the incident that occurred about 6:55 p.m. on September 20, 2020.
Two other suspects, Maya Muhammad (20) and Deerian Caraway (27), are also charged with murder. All three suspects are allegedly responsible for the death of 46-year-old Patrick Aikens, who died at the scene after being shot multiple times.
Houston Police Department Homicide Division Detectives P. Pak and C. Flora reported that patrol officers had responded to a shooting in front of the main office at an apartment at the address above. After arriving at the location, the officers met Houston Fire Department paramedics, who had already pronounced the victim deceased. He passed away after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to his head and chest.
Police investigators explained that Aikens met with an unknown suspect, who arrived in a newer model, dark-colored Nissan Altima. They got into a fight which resulted in Aikens being shot. The suspect ran to the waiting car and fled the scene.
Further investigation succeeded in identifying Caraway, the first suspect, who was arrested on January 4 without incident. Meanwhile, the second suspect, Muhammad, was arrested on January 26 and subsequently charged for her role in the fatal incident.
The Houston Police Department has not confirmed whether they are still hunting for other suspects.
For more information, please contact the HPD Community Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.