Could neighborhood murder have gang overtones

By LeaAnne Klentzman 

Thursday night just minutes before midnight, 911 calls of shots fired in the north Fort Bend County neighborhood of Lakemont began rolling in at the Sheriff’s Office.

According to authorities, a caller on Granite Trails Lane reported hearing four gunshots behind his house, looked out and saw three shirtless males, running past his home. Another caller reported the gunshots and yet another caller reported seeing a body in the street. Shortly after midnight when the first deputy arrived on the scene he found the body of a man in the 7500 block of Rosepath Lane in the subdivision which is along FM 1093/Westpark Toll Road, between Mason Road and Texas 99/Grand Parkway.

The deceased man was identified as George Harold Kemp Jr., 20, who died from multiple gunshot wounds. Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Haenel said, “Witnesses told deputies they were riding with Kemp in Kemp’s vehicle. Kemp drove to the Lakemont subdivision to confront Brandon Lacour over a personal matter. Kemp parked down the street from Lacour’s residence and called him on his cell phone, challenging Lacour, 17, to a fight. Lacour showed up with several other persons, all riding in Lacour’s vehicle.” Haenel went on to explain, “Lacour and his passengers exited the vehicle and approached Kemp. One of Lacour’s passengers was carrying a hand gun. Witnesses told deputies that Lacour told the subject with the gun to shoot George Kemp, which he did.”

Armed with the description of Lacour’s vehicle, a responding Sheriff’s Major discovered the vehicle and engaged in a brief pursuit within the subdivision. Within a couple of minutes the suspect vehicle was stopped by enforcement division Major James Hines, and taken into custody. Lacour was booked into the Fort Bend County Jail charged with murder.

At press time Sheriff’s detectives are asking the public to help identify and locate the actual shooter. He has been described as a black male, 17 to 19 years old, approximately 5’7”, weighing about 150 pounds. This suspect was last seen wearing a dark blue or black shirt, baggy pants and a red bandanna around his neck.

Information which leads to the apprehension and charges on either of these men involved could earn a reward of up to $5,000.

Call Fort Bend Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or text plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Tips also can be submitted online at www.fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org.

All calls to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.

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