Criminal Justice

A man shot and killed his supervisor near Greenway Plaza, Houston police say

The shooting happened at a business located at 3800 Cummins St., police said. A suspected shooter has been taken into custody.

HPD Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite speaks at a media briefing after a worker shot his supervisor to death inside a Greenway Plaza building on March 16, 2022.

A worker shot his supervisor to death inside a Greenway Plaza building Wednesday, police and fire officials said.

The motive for the shooting was not immediately clear.

“We do not know why he chose to target his supervisor,” said HPD Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite, before adding, “we do not think this was random.”

Houston police officers and a department SWAT team responded to a report of a shooting on the 10th floor at 20 Greenway Plaza around noon Wednesday, according to HPD.

Police swept the building, and when the suspected shooter wasn’t found, they went to a nearby high-rise apartment on Fannin Street downtown where he was believed to be living, according to Satterwhite.

The unidentified man was arrested around 2 p.m. at that location. He was found inside a vehicle, and taken into custody without incident, police said.

The Houston Fire Department pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

All floors of the building were occupied at the time of the shooting, with many workers sheltering in place. People slowly started to empty the building shortly before 3 p.m.

People filter out of 20 Greenway Plaza on March 16, 2022, after a deadly shooting in which a man appeared to target his supervisor.

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Paul DeBenedetto

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