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Grapeland man charged with murder
Houston County Courier - July 2008

A Grapeland man has been charged with murder in connection with the Saturday, July 5 shooting death of 30-year-old Betty Cruz.

Authorities said witnesses at  the scene identified the suspect in the shooting as Eric Lamond Davis, 22.

A warrant was issued and Davis was arrested on Sunday, July 6 at a residence in Palestine.

He was transported to the Houston County Sheriff's Office Jail on Monday, July 7.

The shooting reportedly occurred at a residence located in the Grapeland Housing
Authority complex at 412 Lime Circle at about 1:18 a.m.

According to reports, the Grapeland Police Department received a 911 call reporting the incident and when they arrived in the apartment they found a woman with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

The woman was transported by Grapeland EMS to ETMC Crockett where she was later pronounced dead. Justice of the Peace Clyde Black ordered an autopsy in the case.

The Grapeland Police Department urged anyone with any additional information in the case to contact law enforcement officials.

Law enforcement agencies also involved in the investigation of the case includes Houston County Sheriff's Office, Texas Department of Pubic Safety, Texas Rangers and Palestine Police Department.



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