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Police say 7 suspects have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting in Houston

Authorities said seven men have been charged in connection with a fatal shooting and “other shootings” in Texas.

Houston police announced Wednesday that the following people were arrested on various charges:

  • Cameron Dewayne Kennon, 21, charged with murder
  • Parnell Washington, 18, charged with murder, two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity
  • Isaac Zarate, 23, charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity

Police also said four other suspects, Nicholas Jackson, 21, Jyelle Franklin, 17, Matthew Hailu Mekonnen, 18, and Jacolby Pendleton, 30, were each charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity.

Authorities identified the man killed as 34-year-old Eric Johnson.

In May, police said they received a call about a shooting at a supermarket. They found Johnson unconscious in the parking lot. He apparently suffered a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Police said Johnson's shooting was directly linked to two other shootings, including on May 2 and 3, in which a total of six people were injured. The investigation into those shootings eventually led police to the seven suspects.

According to police, Kennon, Washington, Franklin and Pendleton were arrested on May 29, while Kennon and Washington were charged in Johnson's death. Washington was also charged for his involvement in the two separate shootings, police said.

Police also said:

  • Franklin and Pendleton were charged for their involvement in the May 3 shooting.
  • Jackson was arrested on May 30 and charged for his involvement in the May 3 incident.
  • Mekonnen was arrested by HPD Southeast CST officers on Monday and charged for his involvement in the May 3 incident.
  • Zarate was arrested on May 9 on a different charge and subsequently charged for his involvement in the May 2 and 3 incidents.