Suspect arrested in Raywood shooting death

It was reported by Liberty County Sheriff’s Captain Billy Knox, Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division, that 24 year old Henry Davis was arrested at the home of relatives in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana early this morning by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Service on a murder warrant out of Liberty County. Investigators with the LCSO are working with the Texas Rangers in a coordinated effort with the Louisiana authorities to bring Davis back to Texas sometime today to face the murder charge.

It was approximately 1:30pm Sunday afternoon when a passing motorist found 29 year old Markie McGinnis deceased in her car from multiple gun-shot wounds on FM 2830 in Raywood, Texas in east Liberty County. It appeared from the initial investigation that McGinnis had been shot several times through her driver’s side window shortly after leaving a church service in the area. No witnesses to the actual shooting have come forward and the motive for the murder is not known at this time.

Through further investigation, it was determined the murder suspect was a Louisiana resident and with LCSO Investigators, Texas Rangers, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshal’s Service working together, it was soon determined where Davis might be located. It was reported that Davis offered no resistance when he was arrested by authorities.

Sheriff’s Capt. Knox is requesting the help of anyone who may have witnessed a possible roadside disturbance on Sunday in the area of the shooting to report their information to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 336-4500 as the motive for the shooting is still unknown. Authorities are transporting Henry Davis back to Texas sometime today where he will be placed in the Liberty County Jail on the murder charge.


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