Massive fire rips through Greenspoint apartment complex: 1 sent to hospital, several families displaced
One person was transported to the hospital and several families have been displaced after a massive fire tore through an apartment complex in the Greenspoint area Wednesday, the Houston Fire Department said.
Community activists call for video to be released in Greenspoint FBI raid shooting
Community activist Quanell X will be holding a news conference Sunday to call on authorities to release videos tied to a fatal shooting which occurred during an operation to rescue several migrants who were allegedly being held hostage in the Greenspoint area last month.
‘Brother’s keeper’: Family asks for public’s help in identifying suspects who allegedly killed man during robbery at retail store
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office and Crime Stoppers of Houston held a press conference Tuesday to ask for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a deadly robbery on March 19 in the Greenspoint area.
Fatal shooting in Houston’s Greenspoint brings city to 96th homicide of the year, police say
HOUSTON – The deadly shooting of a man in Greenspoint Monday night is the city’s 96th homicide of the year, police said Tuesday. Officers said they responded to reports of a shooting around 10:30 p.m. in the 720 block of N. Sam Houston Parkway East. According to police, two men were walking to or from a gas station on the sidewalk when an altercation occurred. One of the men then shot the other and fled on foot in a westbound direction, officers said. “Sending more detectives to the homicide division, more patrol officers on the streets to keep residents safe.
1 person killed in shooting at apartment complex in Greenspoint area, police say
HOUSTON – Houston police said they are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex in the Greenspoint area that killed one person Monday. Officers said they received reports about a shooting that happened in the 300 block of Benmar Drive around 9:20 a.m. According to investigators, the victim was lying on the ground when police arrived at the scene. The victim was pronounced dead shortly after. There is no other information at this time as the investigation is ongoing, police said.
New non-profit focuses on reaching survivors of domestic violence in Houston’s minority communities
HOUSTON – A new non-profit organization opened its doors in May and is working to reach more survivors of domestic violence in Houston’s minority communities. “What we’ve always known is minorities are disproportionally impacted by domestic violence,” said Carvana Cloud. She herself grew up in Acres Homes and experienced domestic violence as a child. You can also contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline by using the discreet online chat function on its website or by calling 1−800−799−7233. In our series “Stronger Houston,” we examine issues impacting people inequitably by race, gender, income, age, geography, religion, and other factors.
Feeling nostalgic, Houston? This is what Greenspoint Mall looks like now
KPRC 2‘s Amy Davis took a stop at her old “stomping grounds,” Greenspoint Mall in north Houston, during a Facebook Live Wednesday. I saw someone post that they started demolition on Greenspoint Mall, so I drove over to see for myself. “I grew up at Greenspoint Mall! Stores such as Foot Locker, Journeys and GNC continue to operate inside the mall, however Premiere Theaters, the movie theater inside Greenspoint, remain closed. What are your best memories of Greenspoint Mall?
Man dies near hotel after shooting at gas station in Greenspoint: Police
HOUSTON – Police are investigating a shooting they said left a man 30-year-old man dead near a hotel Monday night. Police said the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. at a Greenspoint gas station located at 17600 Wayforest Drive. According to officers, the victim was behind the gas station when a man wearing all black with a mask walked around the corner and shot him. “A man wearing all black, black male with a mask, walked around the corner and just shot him,” said Lt. WL Meeler with the Houston Police Department Homicide Unit. Officers said there were other people in the parking lot during the shooting and are asking them to come forward if they have any information.
12-year-old charged in connection with shooting that killed 50-year-old woman
HOUSTON – A 12-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting at an apartment complex in the Greenspoint area. The shooting happened around 4:40 p.m. Saturday at the Salado at Cityview apartments on Greens Road near the Hardy Toll Road, authorities said. When they arrived, authorities said they found a woman, 50, on the bedroom floor with multiple gunshot wounds. However, after further investigation, authorities learned information that conflicted with witness statements and they identified the witness as the suspect in the shooting, police said. The boy was taken into custody and charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
1 HPD officer killed, another injured in helicopter crash in north Houston
HOUSTON – One officer was killed, and the other officer is in critical condition after a Houston Police Department helicopter crashed early Saturday in an apartment complex in north Houston, according to local officials. According to HPD, Cormier was sworn in as an HPD officer in July 2006. Senior Police Officer Chase Cormier, 35, was sworn in as a HPD officer in July 2006. The investigation into the HPD helicopter crash will be extensive, according to Acevedo. Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Saturday, May 2, 2020KPRC 2 reporter Joel Eisenbaum provides an update from the Texas Medical Center:HPD officer killed in HPD Helicopter crash Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Saturday, May 2, 2020Watch KPRC 2 chopper above the scene of the HPD helicopter crash:HPD helicopter crash Here is a live look at the scene of the HPD helicopter crash in north Houston.
New drive-thru coronavirus testing opens in Greenspoint neighborhood
Published: May 1, 2020, 9:49 am Updated: May 1, 2020, 11:18 am(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. HOUSTON – A new coronavirus testing site opened Friday in the Greenspoint neighborhood of Houston. Officials at the Aldine Independent School District said they are glad to see a testing site open in their area that can provide services to the families in their district. This is the seventh site being run by United Methodist Medical Center that has been opened in the area. “We know that we are testing to save lives,” Jackson-Lee said.
‘We are all on edge’: Amazon employee alarmed by the increase of coronavirus cases at Houston facility
HOUSTON – An Amazon employee is convinced management isn’t being transparent about the number of coronavirus cases among employees. Amazon declined to provide an exact number of employees at the facility. Bott said Amazon stopped specifying the number of new cases, only announcing the existence of new cases. At last count, he said there were more than 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases among employees at the facility. But, he does not believe a severe threat exists for Amazon customers.
Woman accused of kidnapping ex-girlfriend’s son was left in charge of him while mom traveled for work, police say
Nicole Harrison, 30, has been charged with kidnapping after police said she took her ex-girlfriend’s son, sparking an Amber Alert. Prosecutors said she took her ex-girlfriend’s 10-year-old son to a motel near Greenspoint yesterday without the permission of his mother. The child’s mother told police her and Harrison had been together for eight years up until five months ago. The child’s mother said he called Harrison “dad” all of his life. The child told his mom he missed Harrison and wanted to see her.
Man shot in head while in bed by stray bullet says random gunfire continues in Greenspoint
A stray bullet pierced the wall of his home, entered his bedroom, went through his temple and exited his forehead, he said. But the story does not end there, the gunfire continues in the Greenbriar neighborhood of Greenspoint. The trouble appears to originate from an oddly empty, never developed street behind Sanchez’s home called Little Fox Lane. Sanchez said that weeks ago he filled out the appropriate City of Houston paperwork to get streetlights put in. On Friday, KPRC 2 called District B Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis to inquire about the addition of street lights in that neighborhood.