17-year-old charged with capital murder in death of HPD officer's son

A 17-year-old has been taken into custody for the death of a Houston police officer's son.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says Homicide Violent Crimes detectives arrested Bryan Smith, Jr., who is now charged with capital murder in relation to the 14-year-old victim.

Bryan Smith

On Wednesday, SWAT units, along with the sheriff's office, executed a search warrant at 26000 Knights Tower Dr. in Kingwood, where they were able to take Smith into custody without incident.

DETAILS: HPD officer's 14-year-old son shot and killed in Kingwood

Since he is 17, he is charged as an adult.

The deadly shooting occurred around 8:20 p.m. Monday in the 25000 block of N Kings Mill Lane.

According to the sheriff's office, a woman was walking when she heard gunshots and saw two males running from the area. She kept walking and then found the boy on the sidewalk.

MCSO says the two teens were friends and both attended Porter High School.


Detectives are still processing through evidence and conducting interviews; therefore, there is potential for further arrests related to the homicide. 

Officials said the motive of the shooting is still under investigation; however, all persons involved knew each other and this does not appear to be a random act of violence. There is no information that this is gang-related or related to the Porter High School incident on Saturday night.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at (936) 760-5800 or contact Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 800-392-STOP (7867) and refer to case #21A293752.