Deputies question teen after 83-year-old found shot to death

Published On: Apr 09 2013 07:11:26 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 09 2013 05:42:35 PM CDT

April 9, 2013: Deputies have taken a man into custody for the shooting death of an 83-year-old Highlands man. Mary Benton reports.


A 19-year-old person of interest in the death of an 83-year-old Highlands man was questioned by deputies on Tuesday.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said Otis James was found dead in a chair inside a home on South 4th Street near Avenue C in Highlands. Investigators said he had been shot multiple times and there were no signs of forced entry into the home.

Harris County sheriff's deputies also quickly realized the victim's 2012 white Ford F-150 crew cab truck was missing. It was found abandoned several miles away, deputies said.

The motive for the killing is still unknown.

Detectives named Randy Segura, 19, as a person of interest in the case. He was taken into custody on Tuesday.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or the Harris County Homicide Division at 713-967-5810.


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