HOUSTON - Two men charged with murder in the deadly shooting of Harris County Precinct 3 Constable Deputy Omar Ursin appeared in court Monday morning.
The court revoked bond for Ahsim Taylor, Jr. and Jayland Womack on previous murder cases from 2021. Both will be held in jail on no bond until another court hearing, which is scheduled for Friday.
The judge set bond previously for the 2021 murder charge, which was later increased, to $2 million for Jayland Womack. The bond for Taylor was set at $2 million for capital murder and $1 million bond for tampering with evidence.
Both 20-year-old men were arrested Friday in connection to the shooting that occurred on Aug. 28 in northeast Harris County. Records show the men were out on bond for previous, separate murder cases at the time.
What happened to Deputy Ursin?
Authorities say Deputy Ursin was driving home after picking up food for his family when the shooting occurred around 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28
Deputies with the Precinct 4 Constables Office initially responded to the scene in the 11900 block of Madera Run Parkway and found a car crashed into a tree in the median of the road. The driver, Deputy Ursin, had been shot at least once.
The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Division and Crime Scene Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.
According to the sheriff’s office, witnesses saw a dark-color, newer-model, 4-door car with tinted windows driving next to Deputy Ursin’s vehicle as they both went eastbound on Madera Run Parkway.
Authorities say someone in the suspect’s vehicle shot into Deputy Ursin’s vehicle and then fled.