Police on Saturday were searching for the man who shot and killed a Texas City man, and wounded a woman following a shooting in the early hours of the morning.

Kendrae Jones, 32, of Texas City, was shot and killed in the 5100 block of FM 1765 at 2:17 a.m., Texas City police said.

A 25-year-old woman was also shot in the leg. She was in stable condition, but remained in the hospital late Saturday, police said.

No one was immediately arrested in relation to the homicide, the first reported killing in Texas City this year. On Saturday afternoon, Texas City police spokesman Cpl. Mel Villareal said detectives had identified a person of interest, but no one was in custody.

Only a few details were released about what happened before the shooting.

Police said Jones and an unidentified man got into an altercation at a bar in the 900 block of Texas Avenue in La Marque. Investigators did not know on Saturday what started the fight. The men ultimately ended up on the other side of Texas Avenue, inside Texas City limits.

That’s where Jones and the woman, who has not been identified, were shot. Police on Saturday said the woman was an innocent bystander and was not involved in the altercation.

Both Jones and the woman were brought to the Mainland Medical Center in Texas City where he was pronounced dead.

Police did not provide a description of the shooter, who fled the scene in an unidentified vehicle.

The homicide is the first reported in Texas City this year. The last reported homicide in the city was in May 2016, when a man was shot dead on a dead-end street off FM 1765 following an argument. That shooting happened at an address just a mile away from Saturday’s incident.

The shooting is still under investigation. Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 409-945-8477 or Texas City Police Det. Robert Wiley at 409-643-5831.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


(5) comments

Stewart Thompson

The Front door?

Jim Forsythe

Texas City Police responded to a shooting call around 2:17 a.m. in the 5100 block of FM 1765.
According to police, several people were involved in an altercation at the Fish Place in the 900 block of Texas Avenue in La Marque

Carlos Ponce

KHOU TV 11 reports the altercation started at "The Fish Place", 900 Block of Texas Avenue in La Marque then moved across the street to the 5100 block of FM 1765 of Texas City.

Tamala Robinson

Did the report mention or say the The Front Door Club? It said a bar and the Fish Place is not a bar it is a restaurant ran as a bar. Second of all before you call out the name of a local establishment why don't you try google to pull up the address. If you have a problem with my response, my name is Tammy, the past owner's daughter of the The Front Door Club and I don't appreciate you calling out The Front Door Club when we run a respectable business that has been around for 50 years and we also help by giving back to the community by way of scholarships, Holiday baskets to feed families through the Front Door Social and Charity Club and so much more. People get shot at banks, churches, stores, so don't blame the establishments who attempt to give people nice places to go, blame the people who come in there to start trouble. Have a good day.
P.S. A wise person does their research before throwing out information that they know nothing about.

Dwight Burns


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