Man fatally shot outside Richey Road Movie Tavern

Date of Occurance: 12/12/2014 7:08 p.m.
Type of Case: Murder
Case #: 14-183572
Location: 15735 North Freeway
Complainant: Catling,Jonnie B/M 43 YOA
Suspect/Defendant: Unknown Black Male
Notification of Next of Kin: At Scene
Person Notified: Wife
Date and Time: 12/13/2014 3:03 a.m.
Approved for Release: Sgt. Ben Beall
Title Homicide
On Friday, 12.12.2014, at approximately 7:10 p.m., Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in the parking lot of the Movie Tavern, located in the 15700 block of the North Freeway at Richey Road. When Deputies arrived on the scene, they found the complainant, identified as Jonnie Catling, shot multiple times, lying by his truck, in the parking lot. Catling was transported to Hermann Hospital by Life Flight, where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit were called to the scene. Investigators learned Catling’s wife was involved in an ongoing disturbance with another female in the parking lot. When Catling tried to intervene, he was shot multiple times by an acquaintance of the other female. Investigators are interviewing witnesses and trying to identify the suspect.
Anyone with information regarding the murder of Jonnie Catling is asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100 or call Crime Stoppers at 713.222.TIPS(8477).

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