4th UPDATE: Two Additional Suspects Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 6833 London

4th UPDATE: Two Additional Suspects Arrested in Fatal Shooting at 6833 London

Houston police have arrested two additional suspects, for a total of four suspects, charged in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 6833 London about 1:50 p.m. on October 16, 2017.

Marquis Erskin (b/m, 26) and Marcus Christopher (b/m, 23) are charged with engaging in organized crime and murder in the 177th State District Court. A photo of Christopher is attached to this news release. Erskin is currently in Federal custody and no photo is available.

Two other suspects, DeAndre Watson (b/m, 21) and Mertroy Harris (b/m, 29),were arrested in 2017 and charged in the killing of Sam Johnson, 53, and the wounding of Walter Fields, 22. Booking photos of Watson and Harris are also attached.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner and Officer J. Nguyen reported:

The two victims were shot by four armed suspects in a blue-colored Mazda. The suspects then abandoned the Mazda and fled the scene. One suspect (Harris) fled on foot toward Cullen Boulevard. The other three suspects took, at gunpoint, a dark green Kia Sedona that was occupied by a woman and her 11-month-old niece. Neither the woman nor the child was harmed.

An initial investigation identified Harris as a suspect in this case and he was taken into custody on October 17, 2017 without incident. Subsequent investigation identified Watson as a second suspect in this case and he was taken into custody on October 29, 2017 and charged with murder on December 29, 2017.

Further investigation led to the identification of Christopher and Erskin as additional suspects in this case and they were charged on September 5, 2019. Erskin was in Federal custody at the time of the charges. Christopher was subsequently arrested on Wednesday (Sept. 11).

Marcus Christopher

DeAndre Watson

Mertroy Harris

4th Update: JKS/KJS 9-11-19
3rd Update JFC/VHS 1-4-18
2nd Update: VHS/JFC 1-3-18
Update: VHS/JFC 10-18-17
KJS/JKS 10-17-17
Inc. #130941517

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