James Spencer is an alleged killer from Texas who is charged with the murder of Sean Showers
According to police reports James Spencer was interacting with Sean Showers online which seems normal until you learn that Spencer was acting as a juvenile and Showers was a convicted sex offender. The two would come up with a place to meet
While Sean Showers was walking towards the meeting spot he was allegedly shot and killed by James Spencer.
The murder which took place back in May of 2023 would go unsolved until the arrest of James Spencer. Now Spencer has been charged with murder. Sean Showers had been convicted of child pornography and spent time in Federal Prison, he was also convicted of failing to register as a sex offender
James Spencer Case
A 22-year-old man has been charged after allegedly targeting a child predator and fatally shooting him last year.
On May 29, 2023, shortly before 4 a.m., the Houston Police Department responded to a report of an unresponsive man with multiple gunshot wounds in a ditch at 900 Northwood St. Houston Fire Department paramedics also went to the scene and pronounced the victim, later identified as 37-year-old Sean Showers, dead.
Police allege James Spencer fatally shot Showers from inside a vehicle while the victim was walking along a roadway. According to KPRC-TV, the suspect pretended to be a minor and planned to meet with Showers under the guise of a sexual arrangement.
KPRC reports that Spencer believed law enforcement officials weren’t doing enough to keep child predators in prison, and he wanted to take matters into his own hands and hurt them.
Officers arrested Spencer nearly nine months after the fatal shooting, on Wednesday, Jan. 31. He was booked into the Harris County Jail on a charge of murder and remains held on $250,000 bond. Spencer faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Prior to the shooting, Showers pleaded guilty in 2009 to possessing child pornography, according to the Houston Division of the FBI. The victim reportedly served time in federal prison, and he failed to register as a sex offender.
In a statement obtained by KPRC, Victim Services Director of Houston Crime Stoppers Andy Kahan said, “This was diabolically cunning.”
Kahan added, “When I look at this, I’m going, ‘This is the stuff you see in movies.'”
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A Texas man is charged with murder after allegedly posing as a minor to meet and kill a convicted sex offender, according to authorities.
The Houston Police Department alleges that in May 2023, James Spencer III, 22, shot and killed victim Sean Connery Showers, 37.
Police claim Showers approached a vehicle in the early morning hours of May 29 and then was shot by the suspect, who at the time was unidentified. Upon further investigation, police arrested Spencer, who they claim admitted to the killing.
Showers was found in a ditch with multiple gunshot wounds, police say.
Citing authorities, Click 2 Houston and ABC 13 report that Spencer allegedly claimed to be a minor online, in an attempt to lure Showers under the guise of sex, who he believed was a sex offender.
Showers pleaded guilty to possessing child sex abuse material in 2009, federal authorities said at the time, ABC 13 reports. Showers was sentenced to 30 months in prison and then to two years in 2019 for failing to register as a sex offender, per the outlet.
In a press conference aired by ABC 13, prosecutor Rehaman Merchant said Spencer set up a meeting and knew exactly where Showers was going to be the night of the murder.
“Regardless of the likability of the victim, we’re a nation of laws,” Merchant said at the press conference. “So no one gets to be judge, jury and executioner depending on how they feel.”
It is not immediately clear if Spencer has entered a plea or retained an attorney.