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Houston shooting suspect arrested in Jacksonville

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Kenneth Jones
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Kenneth Jones

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The man accused in a Houston apartment complex shooting that left two people dead and six others wounded has been captured in Jacksonville, Florida, authorities said.

Kenneth E. Jones was arrested Wednesday at a residence, KPRC reports.

Jones, 35, left the Harris County area after being charged with capital murder in the April 26 shooting at the Haverstock Hills Apartments.

An argument between two groups culminated when Kenneth Jones and his brother Harvey Jones arrived at the apartment complex, authorities said.

Kenneth pulled a rifle from the vehicle he was in and began firing it at the crowd of people, authorities said.
Jones will be extradited to Harris County in the next few weeks.

The shooting, which police said stemmed from an earlier argument over a woman complaining about some of the men sitting on her stairs leading to her apartment, killed Gary Rushner, 31, and Christopher Beatty, 33. Two other men and two women were injured.

Jones’ brother, Jeremy, was originally also charged in the shooting; however, investigators dropped those charges , calling it a case of mistaken identity.