UPDATE: Suspect Wanted, Charged in 2018 Fatal Shooting at 6863 River Bluff Drive
Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 6863 River Bluff Drive about 11:40 p.m. on December 10, 2018.
The suspect, Richard A. Nico (b/m, 53), is charged with manslaughter in the 338th State District Court. A photo of Nico, who is not in custody at this time, is attached to this news release.
The victim, Drew Conley, 17, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeants T. Simmons and J. Horn arrived on the scene and reported:
Mr. Conley had been living with relatives for about a month when they told him he had to move out of the house. Prior to Conley’s return, he and his uncle (Nico) got into a heated argument over the phone.
After arriving at the residence to retrieve his belongings, Conley and Nico began arguing again and verbally threatened each other. Nico went back inside the residence and up to his bedroom. Conley later went upstairs to Nico’s bedroom to confront him. Fearing for his safety, Nico shot Conley once in the leg as he approached. Conley fled from the residence and was transported by private vehicle to a nearby emergency room, where he was later pronounced dead.
Nico remained at the residence and was questioned by investigators. The case was then referred to a Harris County grand jury.
Following a review by the Harris County grand jury, Nico was subsequently charged for his role in Conley’s death.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of wanted suspect Richard Nico is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Richard A. Nico (TDL Photo)
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