Suspect charged in apartment robbery, shooting at University Club Apartments
Published: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 01:01
One suspect has been arrested in the alleged shooting and robbery at University Club Apartments on Jan. 13.
Traymond Deshun Pearson, 24, turned himself into detectives with Huntsville Police Department on Jan. 23, according to Lt. Curt Landrum, Huntsville Police Department. Pearson was charged with aggravated robbery and is being held at Walker County Jail.
Aggravated robbery is a first degree felony and is punishable by five to 99 years, or life in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.
“Although we are happy to make this arrest, the investigation continues and the possibility of additional arrests has not been ruled out,” Huntsville Police Department Chief Kevin Lunsford said.
According to Landrum, three or four suspects, at least one with a handgun, allegedly entered a residence and ordered the occupants to the ground.
“The suspects went through the residence looking through cabinets and drawers in an apparent attempt to locate items to steal,” Landrum said in a press release.
The suspects allegedly shot one of the residents in the right upper leg area, while other occupants were struck with either fists or possibly a gun causing moderate injuries, according to Landrum.
The victim who was shot was Lifeflighted to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston and is in stable condition. The other injured victims were treated and released at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, according to Landrum.
The victim who was shot is still under doctors’ care, but the injuries are not life threatening.
Contact HPD at (936) 291-5480 and Crimestoppers at (936) 294-9494 with any information regarding this offense.