Young Houston Preacher Shot To Death After Making Late Night Run to Restaurant
NOTE: Read update at bottom of page.
Originally posted: August 1, 2012:
A beloved minister, Desmond Jones was murdered Saturday in northwest Harris County around 1:30am at the Shadow Ridge Apartments in the 12200 block of Old Walters Road.
The victim was 21-year-old Desmond Jones who ministered and played music at several local churches. He was well known in the Houston church community.
According to Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies, Jones returned to the apartment complex after making a run for fast food. As he was parking, the suspects approached him and shot him twice — once in the head, officials said.
The suspects reportedly stole the car Jones was driving and left him bleeding on the ground. He was transported by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He’s is survived by his wife and two young daughters.
“She’s hurting but she’s doing well,” Pastor Chris Edwards said.
“We’re dealing with an innocent man losing his life at the hands of perpetrators who must be caught,” Bishop James Dixon said.
The stolen vehicle is a silver 2012 Chrysler 300 sedan with chrome rims and Texas license plate number DS1-L815.
The suspects are described only as black males. If you spot the vehicle, consider its occupants armed and dangerous.
We pray for the family and their loss.
UPDATE on Oct. 15, 2012:
Two teens who shot and killed a Houston minister during a carjacking in July are now off the streets, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Kesley Kristopher Davis, 19, and Devonte Hayes, 18, were both charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Desmond Jones.
Police said Jones was returning to his apartment in the 12200 block of Old Walters Road from a late-night fast food run on July 21.
Davis and Hayes approached Jones in the parking lot, shot him twice and took off in his silver 2012 Chrysler 300 rental car.
One of the bullets struck Jones in the head. He was airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Neither suspect was given any bond.