UPDATE: Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 5959 Guhn Road

UPDATE: Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 5959 Guhn Road

Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a woman found at 5959 Guhn Road #239 about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday (August 4).

The suspect, Justin Jerel Herron (b/m, 31), is charged with capital murder in the 351st State District Court. A 2018 booking photo of Herron is attached to this news release.

The victim, identified as Patra Perkins, 18, suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Horn and Detective J. Escobar reported:

An HPD patrol officer on routine patrol near 12920 Northwest Freeway was flagged down by a citizen who stated he had heard there was a deceased female in room #239 of the Home Town Suites.

The officer proceeded to the above address to conduct a welfare check and notified hotel staff, who then knocked on the door to the room. After receiving no answer, they made entry into the room and found the victim. Ms. Perkins, who was pregnant, had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The room was rented by Herron from August 2 through August 9.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Justin Herron or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Justin Jerel Herron

Update JFC 8-6-19
JKS/JFC 8-5-19
Inc. #100069319

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