Murder Charges Filed In Shooting Death
HOUSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old Houston man has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of a Texas Southern University freshman and the wounding of another person.
Houston police SWAT officers early Saturday took Jartis Leon LeBlanc Jr. into custody early Saturday morning. A judge on Sunday ordered him held on $50,000 bond for the Oct. 9 fatal shooting of 18-year-old Brent Randall of Houston in a parking lot outside a student apartment complex at the school.
Court documents show Randall's half-brother was wounded in the shooting that stemmed from an argument the previous day over a pickup basketball game.
Records also show LaBlanc, the father of a 2-year-old, already was out on bond for a misdemeanor theft charge in September. He also has a previous marijuana possession arrest.