Suspect in 1979 fatal shooting in Houston caught in Ohio

HOUSTON (AP) — Police say a suspect in a 1979 fatal shooting in Texas has been captured in Ohio.

Houston police on Friday announced the arrest of 69-year-old Leon Dudley, who’d been living in Euclid, Ohio.

Dudley was charged with murder several days after the Nov. 3, 1979, slaying of 23-year-old Stephan Tramble Chambers during an argument in a parking lot.

Houston police says Dudley fled on a bus and remained at large until members of a law enforcement task force recently learned he was in Ohio. Dudley was arrested on a murder warrant and has waived extradition, awaiting transfer to Houston.

Police didn’t immediately provide additional information on the suspect.

Authorities say a 25-year-old man was wounded in the 1979 Houston gunfire. Charles Eugene Philleo died of natural causes in 1998.

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