Charges Dropped Against One in Cypress House ShootingNews Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
HOUSTON (AP) _ A community activist says a Houston-area man formerly charged in a deadly shooting at a weekend house party deserves an apology from authorities for being falsely accused.
Willie Young was released from Harris County Jail late Tuesday afternoon after prosecutors dropped a deadly-conduct charge.
Activist Quanell X greeted Young when the 21-year-old ex-suspect emerged from jail and stood next to Young as he addressed reporters. Young declined to comment to reporters, but the activist said investigators had falsely accused Young in a rush to judgment. Quanell X called Young “a hero” who helped take wounded people to a hospital.
Harris County authorities said later police interviews with partygoers contradicted earlier witnesses who said they saw Young fire a weapon. Another man remains in custody.
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