Investigators charge second suspect in shooting of 7-year-old
With one teen already behind bars, Harris County Sheriff’s Office investigators turned their attention to a second suspect in an alleged drive-by shooting in west Harris County.
Violent Crimes Unit investigators sought charges against a second man in connection with the drive by shooting that wounded a 7-year-old on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Omarion Bailey, 19, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; deadly conduct-discharging a firearm at a habitation, building or vehicle; and aggravated assault from a motor vehicle at a habitation, building or vehicle. Bailey is currently being held up bonds totaling $185,000.
With Bailey currently in jail, investigators went after an alleged accomplice.
Brandon Wayne Savoie, 18, was charged with tampering or fabricating evidence in relation to the shooting incident. Investigators allege that “Savoie allowed Omarion Bailey to drive his vehicle, while he was riding in the passenger seat of the 2003 Infiniti.”
It is believed that the “two spotted an 18-year-old male they had a previous altercation with, driving a late model Cadillac at the intersection of Fort Stanton and Gray Hawk in west Harris County.”
Bailey allegedly fired a handgun several times at the vehicle, striking it and the complainants 7-year-old brother in the back seat.
The boy was driven to Katy Memorial Hermann Hospital and later transported by life-flight to Texas Children’s Hospital in the Medical Center, where he was reported in good condition and is expected to make a full recovery. The other child and male were not hit by gunfire.
After the shooting, it is alleged that “Savoie tried to hide his vehicle and remove Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) from the car.”
Savoie is also on deferred adjudication for a felony marijuana possession charge from September of this year. He was placed on community supervision on Dec. 6. Savoie is currently in Harris County Jail with no bond set. The state has made a motion for high bond.
Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call the Violent Crimes Unit at 713-274-9100.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.