HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Who Killed Dashawn Celestine? That’s what Houston Police Department investigators and his family want to find out. A month ago someone shot Celestine outside a house on the south side of Houston.
Investigators have no suspect or motive. The only information HPD has is that someone saw a dark-colored sedan leaving the scene after the shooting.
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Dashawn Celestine’s widow and his eldest son now take it upon themselves to ensure that this case does not remain unsolved.
“It’s unimaginable that he’s gone and taken from us,” said Melody Celestine, Dashawan’s widow.
Dasshawn Celestine was a husband, father and grandfather. His family said he didn’t deserve to be shot in the street. Two of his sons were at home on Sunset Ridge Lane on July 12. They heard the shots.
“It plays repeatedly,” said Taurean Celestine, the victim’s older son. “I try to be as strong as possible for my siblings. It was an up and down.
The 47-year-old’s widow said questions about his death would keep her from being closed. “Obviously not knowing who did it or why they did it made it very difficult for us.”
The family works with HPD investigators and distributes Crime Stoppers flyers in the hope that someone who knows will come forward.
“Just speak. Just speak. Whatever you saw you heard, just speak. That’s all we ask,” Taurean said.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to a suspect. Celestine’s family has a message for her: “You destroyed us. A part of us is gone. We started planning things for the summer and our anniversary, to the point where I’m sitting there choosing a coffin, which I never thought I’d do,” Melody said.
They call his murder traumatic and baffling but said the memory of “a great guy” now inspires their fight for justice.
If anyone has helpful information, call 713-222-TIPS or visit Crime Stoppers online.
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