Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2018 Fatal Shooting at 5029 Doolittle Boulevard

Aug 16, 2019
Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2018 Fatal Shooting at 5029 Doolittle Boulevard
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 5029 Doolittle Boulevard about 11:05 a.m. on March 12, 2018.

The suspect, Bryan Burton (b/m, 24), is charged with murder in the 339th State District Court.  A booking photo of Burton is attached to this news release.

The victim, Nicholas Louis, 19, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives S. Spivey and R. Pemberton reported:

Officers were dispatched to a shooting in-progress call at the above address and learned the victim (Mr. Louis) and suspect(s) had an altercation at a different location a few minutes earlier.  Louis was sitting in his vehicle when a green truck or Chevrolet Suburban pulled up alongside him.  Louis got out of his vehicle, had a brief conversation with a male, and was then shot by one or more persons inside the truck or Suburban.  The truck fled the scene.  Paramedics transported Louis to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Further investigation led to the identification of Burton, who was already arrested on an unrelated case, as a suspect in this incident.  On Thursday (August 15), he was charged in the death of Louis.
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 3620 Southmore Boulevard

Aug 16, 2019
Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 3620 Southmore Boulevard about 2:30 p.m. on April 7.  

Shanden Powell (b/m, 21) is charged with capital murder in the 177th State District Court.  A photo of Powell is attached to this news release.  

The victim, Elzima “Boothie”  Hines, 23, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives R. Moss and E. May reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at an apartment complex at the above address and found Mr. Hines unresponsive with a gunshot wound.  Paramedics transported him to the hospital.  A preliminary investigation determined the shooting was narcotics related. 

Further investigation identified Powell as a suspect in this case and, on Monday (August 12), he was arrested without incident. 
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JAIME MUNGUIA AND RYAN GARCIA LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE

Aug 16, 2019

JAIME MUNGUIA AND RYAN GARCIA LOS ANGELES PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 AT DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK IN CARSON, CALIF. AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN

(ABOVE, L-R: Erik Morales, Fernando Beltran, Jaime Munguia and Oscar De La Hoya pose at today’s press conference to formally announce the Sept. 14 event at Dignity Health Sports Park and streamed live on DAZN) 

Photos/VideosPhoto Credit: Tom Hogan-Hoganphotos/Golden BoyVideo Credit: Golden Boy


LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Aug. 13, 2019): Jaime Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico hosted a press conference today at the Golden Boy Headquarters in Los Angeles, Calif. ahead of the 12-round defense of his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against African warrior Patrick Allotey (40-3, 30 KOs). He was joined by co-main event fighters Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (18-0, 15 KOs) and Avery “A-Plus” Sparrow (10-1, 3 KOs) who will battle in a 10-round lighweight fight. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. and will be streamed live on DAZN.
Below is what today’s participants had to say at the press conference: 
JAIME MUNGUIA, WBO Junior Middleweight Champion:
“I feel very happy to be the main event for this Mexican Independence Day fight. It’s going to be a great day for boxing and a great day for Mexico. My desire on September 14th is to demonstrate everything I’ve been learning with my new trainer Erick Morales. I have a great fighter in front of me and we are going to show it in the ring.”
“We know that Allotey is strong, fast and has a lot of knockouts. We will have to be very careful about that. But, I’ll be looking to give a great show, and I’ll look for the knockout on September 14.”
RYAN GARCIA. Lightweight Contender:
“Thank you to everyone who came here. Out of the three fights I was offered I knew Avery was the hardest. He’s a fast and undefeated counter puncher. He’s smart. I wanted to take the hardest fight I got offered. I’m going to bring my all and train like it’s my last, upping my speed and power. I’m going to bring my experience. I’ve seen a lot of fighters out there, and I’m going to bring those wins into the ring as well. Let’s all get ready! Avery is very fast and that’s what I’m going to have to train for. I know that my experience and my training will help me win this fight. I wanted to take on the hardest fight. I’m not trying to prove anything to myself, but to the people who doubt me and the people who don’t think I can handle this fight.”
AVERY SPARROW, Super Featherweight Contender:
“Thank you Golden Boy and all the fans for making this fight happen. Ryan knows I’m a good fighter and this is a big fight, I have a lot of support and people backing me. I’m on a different level than Ryan Garcia, and he hasn’t been to this level yet. I’ve fought fighters with similar experience before, but we will see what happens on September 14th. I hope to see everyone there.”
ERIK MORALES, Hall of Famer and Trainer of Jaime Munguia:
“I’m very grateful to be working with Munguia. He’s a great fighter and a young fighter with a lot of desire to show. It reminds me of when I was younger. He has been improving over our last two months of working together. I assure you that the Munguia you know will be different, but will also deliver the same explosive style he has. We are showing him and guiding him.”
OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy:
“As always we will have a very stacked undercard for this fight. We are excited to host this fight at one of the most exciting venues in California. Dignity Health Sports Park brings out the best in every fighter, so we can’t wait for the fans to experience this fight. This fight will also include a Mexican fiesta featuring bands and activations from Tecate and Orange Crush. The event will be streamed live on DAZN, where we are committed to making the best fights and giving fans and affordable price to watch. Our partners at DAZN have been instrumental in bringing affordable boxing to the masses and on a global scale.” “We want to make sure that you’re watching the very best. We strongly feel that the fights we have scheduled for this event are even and will give fans their money’s worth. Avery knows what’s at stake and what can transpire by winning this fight. We are truly excited to be showcasing Munguia on an important day for boxing, especially now that he has a new trainer. We strongly feel this new trainer will bring out the best in Munguia. Munguia is willing to jump around into different divisions and every punch he throws is with bad intention. He’s a hard worker and he’s disciplined and dedicated. He’s also a real pleasure outside of the ring.”
FERNANDO BELTRAN, President of Zanfer Promotions:
“First of all, I would like to tell you that it’s an honor to be here in one of the best boxing companies in the world and with Oscar De La Hoya. I also have lots memories on this podium by being here with Erik Morales. Munguia is a special fighter and he will prove that he belongs on the top and fighting the best fighters out there, such as Canelo and Golovkin. I know everyone will enjoy this fight on Mexican Independence Day.”
Munguia vs. Allotey is a 12-round fight for the WBO Junior Middleweight Championship presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,” and Orange Crush. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 14 at Dignity Health Sports Park and will be streamed live on DAZN

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Mayor Turner signs Vision Zero executive order to eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries

Aug 16, 2019
Mayor Turner signs Vision Zero executive order to eliminate traffic fatalities and injuries
HOUSTON – Joined by mobility partners, disability advocates, law enforcement representatives and first responders, Mayor Sylvester Turner today signed an executive order to adopt Vision Zero Houston, a plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries caused by crashes on Houston roads by the year 2030. 
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Former Three-Time Champion Robert Guerrero & Sensational Unbeaten Super Welterweight Prospect Joey Spencer

Aug 16, 2019

Former Three-Time Champion Robert Guerrero & Sensational Unbeaten Super Welterweight Prospect Joey Spencer Appear in Separate Bouts on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Prelims on FS1 & FOX Deportes Saturday, Sept. 28

Super Welterweight Prospect Joey Spencer Appear in Separate Bouts on FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Prelims on FS1 & FOX Deportes Saturday, Sept. 28Guerrero & Spencer Matches Provide Lead-In for Errol Spence Jr. vs. Shawn Porter Welterweight Unification Showdown Headlining FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View from STAPLES Center in Los AngelesLOS ANGELES (August 13, 2019) – Former three-time world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero battles Jerry Thomas in a 10-round welterweight match and sensational undefeated super welterweight prospect Joey Spencer appears in a six-round attraction in FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View Prelims on FS1 and FOX Deportes Saturday, September 28 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The 90-minute prelims show begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT and will serve as the lead-in to the highly anticipated FOX Sports PBC Pay-Per-View headlined by the welterweight title unification showdown between IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. and WBC champion Shawn Porter. WBC Super Middleweight Champion Anthony Dirrell defends his title against undefeated former champion David Benavídez in the co-feature, while unbeatens clash when Mario Barrios takes on Batyr Akhmedov for the WBA Super Lightweight title and hard-hitting veteran sluggers Josesito López and John Molina, Jr. meet in a 10-round welterweight bout in pay-per-view action beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Tickets for the live event are on sale now and can be purchased AXS.com. “An already great card just got better,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “Robert Guerrero and Joey Spencer will provide the perfect lead in to the Pay-Per-View event. Guerrero has one of the most distinguished careers in boxing and he has never been in a bad match. Spencer is at the beginning of a career that promises to be spectacular. Combined with the other fights on the pay per view telecast, this is going to be an all-action show.” Guerrero (35-6-1, 20 KOs) has won world titles at featherweight and super featherweight, and has fought a stacked lineup of elite fighters during a superb career. The 35-year-old Guerrero is from Gilroy, California and is coming off a stoppage victory over Hevinson Herrera on March 9 after previously scoring a TKO win in December 2018. “It feels great to be back in the ring, especially fighting in front of my fans at STAPLES Center,” said Guerrero. “I had a couple tune up fights and now I’m stepping up in competition. My boxing skills will be on display and I’m ready to take that next step to a big fight. I’m in great shape and I’m ready to let my hands go. Lastly, I’m dedicating this fight to the victims of the Gilroy mass shooting and I’ll be donating a portion of my purse to their fund.” Thomas (14-1-1, 8 KOs) has won three straight bouts since losing the first match of his career against Danny O’Connor in 2016. Thomas of St. Marys, Kansas is coming off a TKO victory over Brad Robison in his most recent fight last May 19. The 19-year-old Spencer (8-0, 6 KOs) turned pro last year after an impressive amateur career and scored knockouts in his first six fights. Fighting out of Linden, Michigan, Spencer continued his unbeaten string in his most recent match when he scored a hard-fought unanimous decision over Akeem Black in June on FOX. “It was really exciting to find out that I would be on a card of this magnitude,” said Spencer. “I just want to keep becoming a better pro each time I get in the ring. This experience is a big part of it. I’m working crazy hard each day to improve my stamina and pace and get to my maximum level. I’m looking forward to showing people what I can do, one fight at a time.” For more information: visit www.premierboxingchampions.comhttp://www.foxsports.com/presspass/homepageandwww.foxdeportes.com, follow on Twitter @PremierBoxing, @PBConFOX, @FOXSports, @FOXDeportes, @TGBPromotions and @Swanson_Comm or become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PremierBoxingChampionswww.facebook.com/foxsports & www.facebook.com/foxdeportes.

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Tyson Fury regresará a Las Vegas el 14 de septiembre contra Otto Wallin

Aug 16, 2019

El campeón lineal de peso pesado Tyson Fury regresará a Las Vegas el 14 de septiembre contra Otto Wallin en vivo por ESPN+

Taquillas para el evento que se celebrará en la T-Mobile Arena,
salen a la venta este viernes, 16 de agosto

LAS VEGAS (13 de agosto del 2019) — El acto más electrizante del Strip de Las Vegas regresa para un nuevo evento. Menos de tres meses después de su impresionante demostración ante Tom Schwarz en el MGM Grand Garden Arena, Tyson Fury, también conocido como “Gypsy King”, defenderá su campeonato lineal de peso pesado contra el invicto Otto Wallin el sábado 14 de septiembre en la T-Mobile Arena.

Esta será la quinta defensa de la corona lineal para Fury, quien derrotó al futuro miembro del Salón de la Fama Wladimir Klitschko en noviembre del 2015 para reclamar la supremacía del peso pesado.

El combate Fury vs. Wallin se transmitirá en vivo y exclusivamente en los Estados Unidos por ESPN+, el servicio de transmisión multideportivo lider en la industria, y el evento principal comenzará a las 11:00 p.m. ET (las peleas preliminares comenzarán a las 7:30 p.m. ET). ESPN+ está disponible a través del app de ESPN en dispositivos móviles y conectados, en ESPN.com y ESPNplus.com. En una promoción de Top Rank, en asociación con Queensberry Promotions de Frank Warren, y Salita Promotions, las taquillas para Fury vs. Wallin comienzan en $105 y salen a la venta este viernes 16 de agosto a las 10 a.m.PT. Los boletos también están disponibles  en línea en www.axs.com o por teléfono al 888-929-7849. “Tyson Fury electrificó Las Vegas la última vez que peleó, y está listo para hacerlo nuevamente contra un rival duro en Otto Wallin”, dijo el legendario promotor Bob Arum. “Tyson sabe lo que está en juego, y espero que tenga otra actuación magistral. Es el mejor peso pesado del mundo y apenas comienza a mostrar a todos de lo que es capaz”.

“Me complace estar de regreso en Las Vegas. Me encantó el tiempo que pasé allí en mi última pelea y voy a dar un gran espectáculo en la T-Mobile Arena”, dijo Fury. “Otto Wallin es un peleador de nivel mundial y es alto, algo que queremos con la revancha de Deontay Wilder a la vuelta de la esquina. También es zurdo, lo que traerá sus propios obstáculos, pero estaré completamente concentrado para hacer este trabajo porque la revancha tiene que suceder”.

“Estoy encantado de que Tyson vuelva a boxear en Las Vegas después de su éxito anterior”, dijo Frank Warren. “Es otro boxeador invicto al que se enfrenta y un combate donde una victoria establecerá la revancha ante Deontay Wilder. Otto Wallin sabe que esta es su gran oportunidad, y Tyson no lo subestimará”.

“Este es el tipo de pelea que he estado esperando desde que era un niño y mi padre comenzó a mostrarme algunos movimientos de boxeo en nuestra cocina”, dijo Wallin. “He hecho muchos sacrificios para llegar a este punto y estoy muy feliz de que esté comenzando a dar sus frutos. Quiero agradecer a mi equipo y a mis seguidores por hacer que esto suceda”.

“Sé que no soy el favorito en esta pelea, pero estoy listo para esta oportunidad y voy a aprovecharla al máximo. Cualquiera puede ser vencido y especialmente en la división de peso pesado. Me gusta el hecho de que tengo todo para ganar y Tyson tiene todo para perder”.

“Otto Wallin es un ejemplo de lo que sucede cuando combinas sueños y trabajo duro”, dijo Dmitriy Salita, el promotor de Wallin. “¡Creció en un pequeño pueblo de Suecia, trabajó duro y soñó en grande! Planea seguir los pasos del compatriota Ingemar Johansson y lograr la gran victoria contra el campeón lineal de peso pesado, Tyson Fury. Será una pelea emocionante desde la campana de apertura, que creo que terminará en una sorpresa histórica en Las Vegas”.

“Podría decirse que Tyson Fury es el mejor peleador de peso pesado y el más que entretiene en el mundo”, dijo Russell Wolff, vicepresidente ejecutivo y gerente general de ESPN+. “Dio un espectáculo la última vez que estuvo en ESPN+ y esperamos otro espectáculo con esta pelea. Con 29 peleas de título mundial de boxeo en menos de 18 meses, y varias más en el horizonte, ESPN+ es el hogar de los fanáticos de las peleas y la mejor plataforma de transmisión de deportes en los Estados Unidos”. 
Fury (28-0-1 20 KOs) está en medio de uno de los retornos más notables del deporte, un guión de Hollywood convertido en realidad que lo ha visto luchar contra el abuso de sustancias y los problemas de salud mental para recuperar su lugar en la cima del deporte. Después de casi tres años fuera del ring luego del triunfo ante Klitschko, Fury regresó en junio del 2018 y ganó un par de peleas antes de su controvertido empate contra el campeón de peso pesado del CMB Deontay Wilder. Seis meses después de la pelea de Wilder,  hizo trabajo fácil de Schwarz (24-0 en ese momento) y una vez más enfrentará a un retador invicto.

Wallin (20-0, 1 NC, 13 KOs), de Sundsvall, Suecia, busca convertirse en el segundo campeón sueco de peso pesado, ya que Ingemar Johansson ocupó la corona entre 1959 y 1960. Wallin, de 28 años, hizo su debut en Estados Unidos en abril del 2019, un no contest contra Nick Kisner después de que Kisner sufriera un corte debido a un cabezazo accidental en la primera ronda. Un profesional de seis años, Wallin derrotó a Adrian Granat (15-1 en ese momento) por decisión unánime de 12 asaltos en el 2018 para capturar la corona de peso pesado de la Unión Europea.

Para obtener más información, visite: www.toprank.comwww.espn.com/boxing; Facebook: facebook.com/trboxing; Twitter: twitter.com/trboxing.

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR HANEY VS. ABDULLAEV

Aug 16, 2019

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR HANEY VS. ABDULLAEVLightweights clash in WBC World Lightweight title final eliminator on Sept 13 in New York

Tickets for the WBC World Lightweight title final eliminator clash between American sensation Devin Haney and Russian dangerman Zaur Abdellaev on Friday September 13 at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
TICKETS START AT JUST $30 (PLUS FEES) AND ARE AVAILABLE FROM TICKETMASTER HERE
Haney (22-0 14 KOs) made an electrifying debut with Matchroom Boxing USA and DAZN in May, destroying Antonio Moran with a KO of the year contender in the seventh round of their clash in Maryland. The 20 year old fights in the Big Apple for the first time in his career and the Las Vegas native, ranked #2 with the WBC, hits Manhattan for his biggest fight yet in association with Devin Haney Promotions and Titov Boxing.

Abdullaev (11-0 7 KOs) is ranked #3 with the WBC having landed the Silver Lightweight strap in just his ninth pro outing in April 2018, and the highly rated and dangerous Russian registered his 11th pro win and seventh inside the distance in February, stopping Humberto Martinez in Ekaterinburg, and now fights outside his homeland for the first time in his career.

The WBC crown will be in the hands of either Vasiliy Lomachenko or Luke Campbell MBE when the clash at The O2 in London on August 31, with Haney and Abdullaev keenly observing that clash from their training camps become locking horns on September 13.

WBA and IBF World Super-Bantamweight champion Daniel Roman leads a stacked undercard in a mouth-watering chief-support bout as he takes on lethal WBA mandatory challenger Murodjon Akhmadaliev. Roman (27-2-1 10 KOs) unified his WBA crown with the IBF strap of Irishman TJ Doheny in a fight of the year contender at home in Los Angeles in April, a fifth World title win on the bounce a fourth inside 14 months for the 29 year old.

Roman’s fifth defense of his WBA crown pits him against dangerous Uzbek talent Akhmadaliev (6-0 5 KOs) – the highly decorated amateur has looked fearsome in ending five of his six pro outings to date inside the distance, with the 25 year old’s last win coming on the same LA bill as Roman’s dust-up with Doheny. Roman vs. Akhmadaliev is brought to you in association with Thompson Boxing and World of Boxing.

There’s more World title action on the bill as record-breaking seven-weight World champion Amanda Serrano challenges WBO World Featherweight champion Heather Hardy in an all-Brooklyn affair, brought to you by DiBella Entertainment in association with Matchroom Boxing USA.

Serrano (36-1-1 27 KOs) conquered her seventh weight class at the Hulu Theater in title in January when the Puerto Rican destroyed Eva Voraberger inside the opening round to claim the vacant WBO Super-Flyweight title.

Serrano held the WBO Featherweight strap in 2016 before vacating it then her sister Cindy picked it up later that year. Hardy (22-0 4 KOs) was next in line to win the vacant title in October in a rematch against Shelley Vincent in the Hulu Theater. Hardy put boxing on hold to return to MMA in June with an outing at Bellator 222 at Madison Square Garden but returns to boxing to go head-to-head with her fellow Brooklynite.

The Heavyweight landscape remains a hot one and there’s a great 50-50 clash on the card as Michael Hunter challenges Sergey Kuzmin for the WBA Intercontinental title. Hunter (17-1 12 KOs) holds the International strap with the WBA having KO’d Alexander Ustinov in Monte Carlo in November and defended that with a second round KO of Fabio Maldonado in Maryland in May. The 31 year old is rapidly rising in the rankings and can take a huge leap towards World title action with a win but faces a crunch challenge in the form of Kuzmin (15-0 11 KOs).

The unbeaten Russian puts the strap he won at Wembley Stadium in London in September against David Price and first saw off LaRon Mitchell and then Joey Dawejko in successful Stateside defenses. With Kuzmin ranked #5 and Hunter #8 with the WBA, the victor in New York will be knocking on the door for a title shot, raising the stakes in this pick’em match-up, in association with World of Boxing.

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