Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 3450 Wuthering Heights

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Incident Update
Houston Police Department


DATE: February 9, 2017 9:22:01 AM CST

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 3450 Wuthering Heights at about 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday (February 8).  

The suspect Leandrew Cordell Hicks (b/m, 26), is charged with murder in the 183rd State District Court.  He is accused in the killing of Dimarcues K. Ballard, 27, of Houston.    

A photo of Hicks is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Officers M. Perez and E. Aguilera reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and found HFD paramedics on scene giving medical assistance to a male (Ballaard) in the driveway of the residence.  Mr. Ballard was then pronounced deceased by HFD.  

A preliminary investigation and witness statements determined Ballard was talking to Hicks when, for unknown reasons, Hicks pulled a gun and shot him.  Hicks then fled the scene in a dark green Honda Accord with paper license plates and tinted windows.  

Further investigation developed information on Hick’s whereabouts and he was taken into custody in the 14000 block of Fondren without incident.  

         Leandrew Cordell Hicks

VHS/JKS  2-9-17

Inc. #017289817

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