Gun violence plays big
role in 17 April cases
solved with public's aid
CrimeStoppers tipsters helped authorities solve 17 felony crimes in April and more than half of them — 11 cases — involved guns.
A total of 19 individual criminals were identified or arrested and 13 hard cases were solved. The total tips approved to citizens: $10,200.
The prevalence of guns involved in so many crimes was evident during the month, including attempted murder charges, carjacking, aggravated robberies, weapons involved in drug selling, and in domestic violence.
A typical case solved during the month was a shooting March 8, 2022 at a car wash facility on Lamar Avenue.
A man was washing his car when he was shot at by two men in a Dodge Ram Truck. As the first man ran and the individuals continued shooting, he recognized one of them. The victim identified the person as Larry Bowman in a photo lineup and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Then on April 7 a tip came to CrimeStoppers. Bowman could be located on South Houston Levee. Officers were dispatched to the address and arrested the subject.
He was charged with criminal attempted first degree murder and using a firearm in a felony. Bond was set at $300,000. Paid to the tipster to helped police find one of the shooters: $500.