Two teens could face the death penalty for their roles in a double murder outside a convenience store, according to police.
Evan Redmond, 18, and Camren Johnson, 19, were both charged with capital murder, Houston police announced on Aug. 3.
The victims were 20- and 22-years-old, police said. Their names have not been released.
Around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 1, police responded to a shooting at a store on Monroe Road.
One of the victims was found inside the store and taken to the hospital, where he later died, police said.
Detectives learned a white Mercedes Benz was in the parking lot and the victims were inside. Redmond left another vehicle, a Nissan, and got inside the Benz. There at least one shot was fired, police said.
One victim fled into the store.
Redmond then drove the Benz from the lot, as the other suspect drove the Nissan from the area.
Authorities found the second victim on a nearby road, and it appeared he was thrown from the Benz, police said. That victim had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police tried to stop Redmond and a chase ensued until he crashed. Redmond was found in the driver’s seat of the stolen Benz, police said. Paramedics took Redmond to the hospital with minor injuries.
Officers later found the Nissan and arrested Johnson, who they say dove the Nissan from the scene.
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