Neighbors say the suspect accused of shooting dead the attendant at the Greenway Plaza store appeared calm before the arrest

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The man accused of shooting dead his boss at the Greenway Plaza building was arrested 10 minutes away outside his apartment building, police said.

A man who lives in the same building where the suspect was arrested said he grabbed his phone and started recording when he saw his neighbor being swarmed by undercover officers.

ABC13 sources have identified the man as 26-year-old Montavius ​​Wright. In the video, unmarked cars can be seen surrounding Wright and officers exit, guns drawn, while Wright raises his hands and follows instructions to get to the ground before being taken into custody.

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Alejandro said his neighbor appeared calm prior to the arrest given what he was accused of.

“He seemed calm and relaxed, which is pretty crazy,” Alejandro said. “The guy was compliant and I’m grateful because if he hadn’t been I probably would have been shot in the line of fire.”

According to Alejandro, Wright approached the building’s lobby before being surrounded by officers.

ABC13 confirmed that both the suspect and victim worked at Cedar Gate Technologies, located on the 10th floor at 20 Greenway Plaza. Houston police received a call around 12 p.m. that a man had been shot but the suspect was nowhere to be found.

Police initially said they believed the suspect was still inside the building. Officers searched for Wright from floor to floor while employees took shelter.

Houston police said that after officers received information about the suspect, they went to Fannin Street where they made the arrest.

A spokesman for Cedar Gate Technologies sent ABC13 the following statement regarding the shooting:

“At Cedar Gate Technologies, the safety of our employees is our top priority. We are working with the Houston Police Department on the investigation and will provide further updates when there is information to share.”

According to court records, Wright has no criminal record in Harris County. He is currently being held for a traffic violation while officers execute a search warrant at his home.

Officials are trying to determine a motive but are confident the attack was targeted as there was ample opportunity for more people to be injured in the busy building.

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