Records: Heroin buy prompted triple killing spree in Houston


This booking provided by the Houston Police Department shows Joshua Kelsey on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Police say Kelsey, suspected of fatally shooting three men during the span of less than an hour at separate locations in Houston, was captured Thursday following a short chase. (Houston Police Department via AP)

HOUSTON (Houston Chronicle) — A heroin buy in Houston prompted a killing spree that left three men dead and one wounded, court records show.

Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Kelsey was charged Wednesday with a second murder count for his connection to three fatal shootings on May 6 in Houston.

Kelsey already was jailed on murder and capital murder charges.

The Houston Chronicle reported that police accuse Kelsey of fatally shooting 60-year-old Michael Miller in his home.

Police say Kelsey blamed Miller and his roommate for him being homeless.

Court records did not list an attorney for Kelsey.  

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