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Katy High School Grad Killed Saving Girlfriend, Suspect At-large


JUNE 27, 2019

By Natalie Cook Clark

A Katy High School graduate was shot and killed defending his girlfriend on Sunday morning. She was also shot multiple times. The suspect is still at large.

Shot Multiple Times, Died a Hero

26-year-old Marlin Jordan, a Katy High School graduate, was shot multiple times during a robbery at 7400 block of Hillmont in Houston early Sunday morning. According to authorities, around 5:00 am, Jordan and his girlfriend, 19-year-old Mya Brashier, had just parked at their home. They were on their way inside when a robber approached them demanding money and property before turning the gun on Brashier. Jordan then stepped in front of her and was shot multiple times.

Brashier was reportedly shot in the chest and leg and taken to the hospital in critical condition. She is expected to recover.

Suspect's Description Thanks to Brashier's description of the armed robber, police have a released this sketch of the subject.

The suspect is described as a black man that stands about 5'9'' to 5'11'' and weighs about 160-175 pounds. He was last seen in a white muscle shirt and shorts.

$5,000 Reward Offered

The suspect is currently on the loose. Contact Houston Police Department Homicide at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. A $5,000 reward is offered for any information that leads to his arrest.

A Great Influencer

Marlin Jordan was born March 8, 1993 in Fort Worth, Texas. Marlin's mother, Kathy Jordan was happy to talk about what kind of son he was.

"He was standing up for those around him even when faced with unbearable and unbelievable circumstances himself," says Kathy. "He was always of great influence to anyone who came in contact with him. He could get anyone to smile, and always knew what to say when someone needed to hear it."

Marlin was the oldest of five children. Since Kathy is a single mother, Marlin often acted as the male role model to his younger sisters. "He was suppose to walk his sister down the aisle in a year," says Kathy. "This man took so much away from us."

Learn more about Marlin at the Go Fund Me page, set up by his mother.

A Katy High School Swimmer

Jordan had just completed and received his certificate from Cortiva Institute - Massage Therapy School. He was a swimmer for the Katy High School swim team and one of the top butterfly swimmers.

Donations in Jordan's Honor

Jordan is survived by his parents and brothers: James Jordan, Jason Oliver, Dallas Gengler, sisters: Brittney Jordan, Deandra Jordan, Debra Jordan, grandmother: Vickie Casto, granddad Shannon Earl Johnson, uncle: Corbett McAlister and wife, Hailee, Uncle Shawn Johnson and wife, Shawna, Godson, Benjamin Wheeler and many other dear and very close friends. Learn more about Marlin in his obituary.

The Jordan family has requested that anyone who wants to make a contribution in their son's memory may do so by donation to the Pattison Area Volunteer Fire Department.


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