The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said 21-year-old Sonnie Reyes was arrested on Wednesday.
Deputies believe Reyes was involved in the targeting of a home in the 15100 block of North Brentwood Drive back on June 9.
Investigators said the shooter or shooters may have targeted someone who no longer lived in the home where Kamren Jones was killed.
Earlier this month, ABC13 Eyewitness News spoke with the boy’s father, Kenyatta Jones, who continues to deal with losing one of his seven children.
Two months ago, Kenyatta, a single father, decided they would upgrade and move into a bigger home.
They moved to the quiet side of Channelview on North Brentwood. The little tan house he picked is surrounded by families who were long-time residents.
“The house, it was on three acres. It was plenty of room to play. These kids are active. They needed that room. It’s the only reason I picked It,” Jones said.
But what Jones didn’t know was that the house was notoriously known for ongoing criminal activity. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to ABC13 that last year there were six service calls to the home. One of those was a shooting where one of the tenants was targeted. No arrest was made.
“A lot of activity and possible criminal activity a part of that,” investigators said when talking about the previous renters.
Investigators say they they don’t believe the Jones family was the intended target of Sunday’s shooting.
Neighbors tell ABC13 there was a big relief when the Jones family moved in. They thought the terror was over, but Sunday night they woke up to what sounded like a war zone.
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said an unknown person shot into the home using an assault rifle, ultimately striking and killing Kamren while he was sleeping. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gonzalez said a number of casings were found in the driveway.
“They’re cowards to shoot into a home not knowing who was in there,” said Gonzalez. “They shot an innocent child that’s there and this is uncalled for. This is sad, tragic, senseless and we’re going to go after you.”
Jones says his son was a leader, an overachiever, and had so much in store.
“As a parent, when we put in our hard work, providing for them, waking up, going to work every day, going to school… you want to be rewarded and the best reward is watching your kids grow.”
Gonzalez said several other children were in the room at the time of the shooting but were not injured.
Kamren was a student at Schochler Elementary School and was currently in summer school.
The case is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at 713-274-9100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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