The victim, Jawon Carson, 35, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Biggs and Senior Police Officer R. Bolton reported.
A witness found the victim under the bridge near the bayou at the above address. The witness then notified another individual who called 911 and reported the incident. HPD patrol officers responded and found Mr. Carson deceased.
Further investigation determined that on December 8, Carson was with a witness at his Houston home when he (Carson) went downstairs. Moments later, the witness heard gunshots. The witness ran to a balcony, but was unable to locate Carson. The witness then called Carson’s family, who called 911. Harris County Sheriff’s deputies responded and filed a missing person report.
On Saturday (Dec. 14), Carson was identified by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.