Daveyonne Howard was charged with the murder of 11 year old Darius Dugas. According to police reports Daveyonne Howard was breaking into cars at an apartment complex when the owner of one of the vehicles confronted him. Daveyonne Howard would begin shooting at the owner and would hit eleven year old Darius Dugas who was attempting to grab his coat from the vehicle. Daveyonne Howard would be arrested and now faces charges of murder among other criminal charges. According to the police report Daveyonne Howard was out on bond for an aggravated robbery charge and has a long criminal record
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A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with murder in the killing of an 11-year-old boy.
The child, Darius Dugas, was simply grabbing his coat from a car when he was shot in the chest and died earlier this month in northeast Harris County.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez announced on Friday that Daveyonne Howard has been charged in Darius’ murder.
Howard is in the Harris County Jail on an unrelated charge.
On Feb. 3, deputies responded to a shooting at about 7:40 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 12200 block of Tidwell, where they found Darius on the ground.
Gonzalez said at the time that multiple rounds of shots were fired.
In this latest update, the sheriff said that prior to Darius’ murder, Howard was in another complex breaking into vehicles. He was allegedly caught breaking into a car, and the vehicle’s owner, who was trying to retrieve his stolen items, chased him to the Tidwell location.
According to Gonzalez, Howard started shooting at the owner and killed Darius.
The sheriff said Howard has an extensive criminal history and was out on bond for aggravated robbery at the time of Darius’ murder.