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Man accused of shooting and killing his brother after argument in Houston Heights

Houston Chronicle 9/27/2022 Clare Fonstein, Staff Writer
© Houston Police Department

A 22-year-old man has been accused of fatally shooting his 24-year-old brother in front of their mother Sunday in the Heights. 

David Evaristo Acosta is charged with murder in the shooting death of his brother, according to court documents.  

The two were arguing at home in the 1400 block of Oxford Street when it escalated from a verbal to a physical altercation. Acosta shot his brother, with his mother watching, court documents state. He then told his best friend and girlfriend he had shot his brother.

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The brother was pronounced dead at the scene. Acosta fled the scene, but officers later found his vehicle and took him into custody, according to a Houston Police news release.

Acosta was charged with murder in the 178th State District Court. He was denied bond.

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