HOUSTON (FOX 26) - He didn't deserve it. That's what people who knew Enayatolah Khorsan or 'Endy' say. They say he absolutely didn't deserve to die this way.
Police arrested Raymond Jackson in the murder of business owner Enayatolah Khorsand, homicide investigators have confirmed. Khorsand, 58, was found decapitated inside the southeast Houston automotive parts store that he owned.
Jackson, 62, was charged with murder on Friday morning following the reported attack on Khorsand on Mykawa Road near Airport Boulevard at about 8:45 p.m. on Thursday.
Houston Police Department patrol officers arrived to the Mykawa Auto Parts Inc. building where they found the decapitated body of Khorsand on the floor.
Witnesses told police that Jackson was a regular visitor to the business.
"Endy was the kind of man, he didn't look at people and the color of their skin," says close friend Connie Castillo. "He didn't look at your age. He didn't look at your ethnicity. Endy looked at you as a person.”
Friends and family also say Endy saw Jackson not as a homeless man, a vagrant, but as a human being. They add that Endy, an Iranian immigrant, hired Jackson for odd jobs around his auto parts store and gave him food and money. But something changed for the worst on Thursday night.
Store employees caught the attention of police and told officers that Endy was dead. Police have released grainy still frames from the surveillance video. The actual video is simply too graphic to show.
"I mean, after reviewing the camera, the entire incident was caught on camera," said HPD Investigator Alex Vinogradov. "He's on camera decapitating and beating the man to his death."
Patrol units picked up Jackson at around 12 p.m. on the southeast side of Houston. He was already charged with murder. Police have not released a motive for the deadly attack. There's no motive that can make sense of what happened to the people he left behind.
“He always said that we have to forgive and forget," said Castillo. "I don't know how we're going to forgive and forget. What this man did to him? I don't know how.”
Khorsand is survived by a wife and two teen sons.