Houston Police Capture Man Who Paid Hitman To Kill Officer
Houston
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Leakey Man Arrested For Production of Child Porn
ߦ   Mother Wanted For Abandoning Her Three Children
ߦ   Murder suspect escapes prison transport considered 'extremely dangerous'
ߦ   Officer killed in crash was shot in face the year before
ߦ   Repeat Sex Offender Sentenced To 45-Years
ߦ   $15,000 Reward in teen’s murder case
ߦ   13 men in Denton County accused of trying to have sex with minors
ߦ   Stopping Human Traffickers
ߦ   Texas Sheriff's Deputy Survives Fiery Crash During Pursuit
ߦ   Archdiocese set to release names of ‘credibly accused’ priests in Houston region
ߦ   Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
ߦ   Constable K-9 Captures Evading Suspect
ߦ   Early Morning Traffic Stop Leads to Mexican National with History of Sexual Abuse of Children referred to DHS
ߦ   Feds, Bexar deputies raid 4 San Antonio sites, seize luxury autos
ߦ   Houston cop killer executed in Huntsville, three decades after officer slaying
ߦ   Human remains discovered by utility crew in San Antonio area
ߦ   Pair Jailed In Bacliff Drug Bust
ߦ   Supervisor at Louisiana Correctional Facility Pleads Guilty to Violating Civil Rights of Five Inmates
ߦ   $7,500 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive, Gang Member from Central Texas
ߦ   4 HPD officers shot in southeast Houston narcotics operation, a fifth injured
ߦ   Beaumont Man Charged in Connection with Shooting of Girlfriend and Child
ߦ   Funeral services announced for slain Bexar County K9 Chucky
ߦ   Jasper County Woman Sentenced for Production of Child Pornography
ߦ   Joint probe leads to bar closure
ߦ   Constables Arrest The Bonaire Burglar
ߦ   Migrant with flesh-eating bacteria detained at US border
ߦ   Sheriff Expands Chaplain Program

 
Search Archives:


HollyMatkin
by HollyMatkin

A Houston businessman thought he had hired a hitman who successfully murdered the officer who gave him citations.

Houston, TX – Police have arrested a Texas businessman who allegedly believed he had hired a hitman to successfully assassinate a Houston police officer.

The investigation into 47-year-old Mohammed Mohamed began a few weeks ago, when a concerned citizen warned the Houston Police Department that Mohamed was “shopping” for a hitman to murder an Eastside Differential Response Team officer, Chief of Police Art Acevedo said during a Tuesday press conference.

Investigators learned that Mohamed, who owns a shipping business, believed that the unnamed male officer was “interfering” with his business by issuing him “numerous nuisance violations” for having too many vehicles parked on his property, Chief Acevedo explained.

Mohamed allegedly told the witness that it would cost him “tens of thousands of dollars” to clear the vehicles from his property.

The business owner initially decided that he wanted to hire someone to maim the officer by throwing acid in his face, but opted for murder after he received even more citations, Chief Acevedo said.

“‘I don’t want to just maim this officer, I don’t want to just injure this officer, I want him killed because this is the only way [the problem] is going to go away,'” Chief Acevedo said of Mohamed’s thought process.

The witness reported Mohamed’s alleged plan to the police, who arranged to have an undercover officer pose as a killer-for-hire.

Chief Acevedo noted that Mohamed “wanted to avoid being extorted by the hitman” in the future, so he covered his face with a bandana and wore a hat during their interactions. He also refused to meet with the assumed assassin until after Ramadan.

Mohamed allegedly paid the undercover officer $500 as a down payment and agreed to hand over another $1,500 after “the execution of the hit,” the chief said.

The department’s Major Offenders Division then staged the officer’s death and photographed the gruesome scene to convince Mohamed that the execution had been carried out.

“There was a lot of blood,” Chief Acevedo said.

The undercover officer told Mohamed that he made the incident look like a “botched robbery” and arranged to meet with him to show him the photographic evidence and collect the final payment.

Investigators said they covertly recorded Mohamed’s reaction when he saw the photos, and that he looked “surprised” and “happy” when he saw what he believed was the murdered officer.

Mohamed was taken into custody by SWAT officers, who found $1,500 on his person at the time of his arrest.

He has been charged with solicitation for capital murder, Chief Acevedo confirmed.

The chief noted that Mohamed has “ties to Egypt,” and possessed the “means to leave the country,” making him a potential flight risk.

“We just want the magistrates to know and the district judges who appoint these magistrates that we will be watching closely,” Chief Acevedo said. “We’re hopeful that no bail is given to this individual.”



Comments:
This is impossible, no one named Mohammed Mohamed would ever want someone killed.

/sarcasm off
Posted by jf at 6/27/2018 2:07:04 PM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.