Second Suspect Named in Shooting of Katy 7-year-old


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December 16, 2018

Updated December 17, 2018 at 11:22 am

Jennifer Lynn Greenway

One suspect is in custody and another on the run after the shooting a 7-year-old Katy boy last weekend. The Harris County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's help in finding Brandon Savoie, 18, in connection with a shooting on Sunday, December 8.

UPDATE: Brandon Savoie has been arrested and is currently in the Harris County Jail. He is set to appear before the judge later today on the charges.

Brandon Savoie was previously arrested in September 2018 for Possession of marijuana and was placed on deferred adjudication on December 6, 2018, two days before the shooting occurred. He received two years of community supervision. If convicted, this new charge would be a violation of the plea deal.

The first suspect, Omarion Bailey, 19, turned himself in on Thursday, December 13. He is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (2nd Degree Felony) with a $50,000 bond, Discharge of a Firearm on a Vehicle (3rd Degree Felony) with a $35,000 bond and Aggravate Assault with a Firearm Discharged on a Vehicle (1st Degree Felony) with a $100,000 bond. Bailey asked for a public defender and is currently being held in the Harris County jail. If Bailey is able to make bail, he is to have no contact with any of the victims or their families, must wear a GPS monitor and abide by a curfew.

Bailey was allegedly driving Savoie’s 2003 Infiniti when he opened fire hitting the child. Savoie was the passenger in his vehicle. After the crime, Savoie tried to hide his car and remove the vehicle identification numbers. He is charged with Tampering With or Fabricating Evidence.

The victim was rushed to Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital by his brother, who was driving the Escalade they were riding in when the shooting occurred, and was then flown via Life Flight to the medical center.

The victim is in good condition and expected to make a full recovery. The family has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for help for medical expenses, tutoring. counseling, and financial expenses.

Although the victims and suspects all live in the Katy ISD attendance zone, police have not revealed details about a motive or if the victims and suspects knew each other.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s office at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to Brandon Savoie's capture.

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