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Published on February 23, 2024
Houston Police Charge Two Men Following Violent Shooting Incident on Miley StreetSource: City of Houston Official Website

The streets of Houston were disrupted by a burst of violence last Sunday when a man was critically injured in a shooting incident at 8000 Miley Street. According to the City of Houston news release, the ordeal unfolded at approximately 5:25 p.m. leading to charges against two men.

Zachary Dewayne Scott, 34, has been arrested and is facing charges including three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. These allegations must now to slowly weave their way through the justice system, with Scott also charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon by a felon. Currently hospitalized, Scott was nabbed the day after the shooting and remains in custody under medical surveillance. Meanwhile, Nerrick Natron Henderson, 45, remains at large, carrying identical charges as his alleged accomplice.

The violence apparently escalated from a physical confrontation, culminating in gunfire. A report by HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives named K. Vu and Q. Nguyen detailed the sequence of events. They described how Henderson reportedly opened fire on the victim's vehicle as it attempted to leave the area. Scott is said to have then gotten into his own vehicle to pursue the victim.

The targeted vehicle, riddled with bullet holes, was later found on the 5000 block of North Wayside Drive, roughly a mile from the original scene of the confrontation. Inside, police discovered three individuals: a 32-year-old driver who had been shot, a juvenile who suffered minor cuts from shattered glass, and another adult male passenger unharmed by the gunfire. These events seem to suddenly have shattered the ordinary into the extraordinary, demanding a community's attention.

Amidst calls for public assistance, anyone with knowledge concerning Henderson's whereabouts is urged to come forward. Authorities implore individuals to contact HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division or to offer tips anonymously through Crime Stoppers. The community now waits, breaths held collectively, hopeful for closure to soon be brought to this disturbing event.