- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - Officers have fatally shot a capital murder suspect and apprehended another following a shootout near Houston.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Friday that 48-year-old James Earl Nicholas was killed a day earlier after officers with a fugitive task force tracked him to an apartment complex. Authorities say he fired on the officers as they moved to arrest him.

His accomplice, 40-year-old Kimberly Cormier, suffered minor injuries and was being held Friday without bond on a capital murder charge.

The sheriff’s office said the two suspects were driving a vehicle belonging to a murder victim, Jose Bonilla.

Authorities say Cormier provided investigators with a statement linking Nicholas to not just Bonilla’s killing last week, but also three others.



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