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Murder Charges Filed Against Houston Gang Member Suspected Of Killing Lamar High School Student

Kendrick Johnson is also charged with the murder of Kenneth Roberson last September and is a suspect in a drive-by shooting in January.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg (third from left) announces murder charges against gang member Kendrick Johnson accused of killing Lamar High School student De’Lindsey Mack last November.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced on Friday murder charges against a man accused of killing 18-year-old student De’Lindsey Mack near Lamar High School last November.

The man charged is Kendrick Johnson, 19, a member of the Houston gang called 103, which is active in the city’s Third Ward. Johnson is also charged with the murder of 24-year-old Kenneth Roberson on September 23, 2018.

Ogg said in a news conference that “both murders were committed as part of an ongoing assault” by the 103 gang against another gang called Young Scott Block (YSB). Dahlia Mack and Yvonne Ferguson, the mothers of the two victims, attended the news conference, along with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.

Johnson is currently in jail awaiting a court hearing on unrelated charges for multiple aggravated robberies. The district attorney’s office also plans to charge him with aggravated assault for a drive-by shooting on January 8, 2019.

Ogg and Acevedo said there is an ongoing criminal investigation.

You can watch Ogg’s news conference here:

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Alvaro 'Al' Ortiz is originally from Spain. He worked for several years in his home country and gained experience in all platforms of journalism, from wire services to print, as well as broadcast news and digital reporting. In 2001, Al came to the United States to pursue a Master's degree...

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