Richmond, TX

Richmond man charged with murder

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RICHMOND, TX – Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 27-year-old Devonte Howard of Richmond, Texas, who is suspected of killing a man.

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 18000 block of Oakloch Ct. in Richmond where a victim was shot to death. The victim was identified as 38-year-old Miguel Angel Granados Jr.

Sheriff’s detectives learned during their investigation that Howard and Granados were working together on a fence. Detectives says Howard pulled out a firearm, and killed Granados.

During the investigation, detectives coordinated Howard’s surrender outside a relative’s residence without incident.

Howard was charged with Murder and was booked into the Fort Bend County Jail on a $500,000 bond.

“Thanks to the concerted efforts of our detectives and deputies, this apprehension was handled with the utmost professionalism and concern for public safety,” said Sheriff Eric Fagan.

Fagan, a 30-year Fort Bend County resident, was elected on November 3, 2020 as the Sheriff of Fort Bend County. On January 1, 2021, Fagan became the 45th Sheriff of Fort Bend County, Texas and the first African American to serve in the position since Reconstruction.

Sheriff Fagan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, where he graduated number one in his class. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Juvenile Forensic Psychology, both degrees from Prairie View A&M University. During Sheriff Fagan’s stellar 31-year career with the Houston Police Department, he was a three-time winner of the prestigious Officer of the Year Award. Sheriff Fagan served as President of the African American Police Officer’s League where he was named President Emeritus because of his leadership and ability to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the citizens they serve.

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