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Houston police make arrest in Third Ward motel shooting

Gunfire erupted around 5:50 a.m. March 1 at a motel in the 2500 block of Sampson Street, near the intersection of McGowen and Scott, just north of the University of Houston. Detectives said Byrd knocked on a door at the motel in an attempt to burglarize Marqueis Deshawn Rutherford, 29.

Gunfire erupted around 5:50 a.m. March 1 at a motel in the 2500 block of Sampson Street, near the intersection of McGowen and Scott, just north of the University of Houston. Detectives said Byrd knocked on a door at the motel in an attempt to burglarize Marqueis Deshawn Rutherford, 29.

Marcus Roshun Faulk, 24, was killed around 3:40 p.m. in the 2600 block of Napoleon Street, mere blocks away from the motel shooting.

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That same night, 8-year-old Tristian Hutchins and 5-year-old Kheristian Hutchins were shot in a drive-by in the 3900 block of Scott Street. The 8-year-old boy later died of his injuries at an area hospital.

    Houston police make arrest in Third Ward motel shooting
    A Houston man is accused of trying to burglarize a motel guest in early March before fatally shooting him and injuring two others, court documents show. Now, nearly a month after the shooting, Houston detectives said they identified Cortney Antrell Byrd, 28, as the shooter.
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A&P Mechanic Saves Elderly

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Derrick Ford, an unemployed A&P Mechanic carried an elderly woman to safety during a horrific neighborhood house fire Thursday afternoon.

" I heard an explosion. We Initially thought it was at Hobby Airport but after the second blast, we knew it was from a house in the neighborhood," Ford said.

Lora Landry, the home owner, was seen struggling to pull a black sleeping bag from the burning home. Nieghbors watched in shock and in horror as fire and the...

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-Overbrook

Derrick Ford, an unemployed A&P Mechanic carried an elderly woman to safety during a horrific neighborhood house fire Thursday afternoon.

" I heard an explosion. We Initially thought it was at Hobby Airport but after the second blast, we knew it was from a house in the neighborhood," Ford said.

Lora Landry, the home owner, was seen struggling to pull a black sleeping bag from the burning home. Nieghbors watched in shock and in horror as fire and the explosions contnued. Thick, white and black smoke filled the air over the home as fire raveged the structure. Ford raced to help Landry. He discovered resting in the sleeping bag was the frail and elderly mother of Landry. Ford carefully lifted and carried the elder to safety.

"I was sad we couldn't find their two dogs. It was surreal", Ford said.

A few minutes later, the Houston Fire Department arrived and extinguished the blaze. The neighbors reported hearing over five explosions. The cause of the fire is under investagation.
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