East Houston, Texas

From the Houston Chronicle of June 9, 2007

East Houston resident kills man firing gun near home

The fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man in east Houston Friday night will be referred to a grand jury, police said.

Gerald Tyrone Butler had been threatening people with a handgun in front of a home in the 2200 block of Bringhurst around 7 p.m. when he fired a shot at a 45-year-old man, who then fired back, striking Butler once, police said.

That man, unidentified, was not injured.

Butler, of the 1400 block of Featherstone, was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where he died.

Detectives questioned the gunman and released him pending further investigation.


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