Jeremy Johnson killed: Judge denies bail for Jerry Williams accused of kidnapping his ex after killing her new boyfriend

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — A man accused of killing his children’s mother’s new boyfriend near Texas Medical Center has been arrested, police say.

Jerry Williams, 47, is charged with capital murder and aggravated kidnapping. At a court hearing Thursday morning, a judge declined bail.

The video above is from a previous report.

Exactly where Williams was arrested was unclear.

Houston police responded to an exchange of fire at an apartment on the 2600 block of Holly Hall Street at approximately 8:25 a.m. on July 20.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Man still on the run after killing his child’s mother’s new boyfriend, HPD says

At the scene, police found the victim, identified as 37-year-old Jeremy Johnson, on the bedroom floor. He was shot in the face and wrapped in sheets, police said.

Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators determined that they did not find any fired shell casings in the apartment.

After an initial investigation, police learned that Williams entered his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and shot Johnson during a verbal exchange.

The woman and Johnson were reportedly asleep when Williams barged in. It was unclear exactly how Williams got in.

Williams and the woman reportedly have two daughters together.

After the shooting, police said Williams forced the woman to leave in his vehicle and drive to the Heatherwood Apartments.

Williams reportedly met with an unidentified black woman at the apartments and gave her the gun he used in the shooting. Police said he told the woman to “get rid” of the gun.

Then, investigators said, Williams, his ex-girlfriend and another man went back to Holly Hall’s apartment. Williams reportedly urged his ex to get rid of the evidence, but she and the other man refused to help.

That’s when Williams packed up the bloodied linens and stopped at a gas station and bought gas, according to investigators.

Police said Williams then drove to a secluded street, emptied the linens from the garbage bags, and poured gasoline on them.

As Williams got out of the vehicle, police said the woman jumped into the driver’s seat and drove away.

She told police she dropped the unidentified man off at Heatherwood Apartments before going to her cousin’s home.

Then she called the police.

The children the woman and Williams share were not at the home at the time of the shooting, police said.

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