Layvon Suell murder: Still no one arrested 1 year after father of 2 killed outside Space Nightclub in Midtown Houston


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – The loved ones of an upcoming entertainer who was shot dead in Midtown a year ago are not giving up their search for answers.

“I play it over in my head. What was going on? Who were these people? I have so many questions,” Jazzie Tyler said.

On Sunday, the anniversary of Layvon Suell’s death, Tyler and her friends gathered for a vigil near the corner of McIlhenny and San Jacinto in Midtown. Tuesday night, she and Suell’s friend and manager, Mesiah, met ABC13 there.

“I do not like coming here, but I come here because I feel his presence,” Tyler said.

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It was January 9, 2021, when Suell was shot dead after leaving Space Nightclub.

Houston police have not revealed a motive. His friends say he was not robbed.

The 27-year-old graduated from Texas Southern University with a beautiful voice. He had two daughters, including 5-year-old Kailee, whose mother is Tyler.

“I hate that they have to grow up without him,” she said.

In the following year, there have been no arrests or charges, only compound sketches of the two men the police say are responsible. Their street names are “Dope” or “Dope Boy” and “Dope Fiend” or “KB.” “Dope Fiend” or “KB” has a tattoo on its hairline.

Layvon Suell murder: Still no one arrested 1 year after father of 2 killed outside Space Nightclub in Midtown Houston

Suell was one of 473 people murdered in 2021, a year that saw an 18% increase in homicides, and has led police and crime to look at new ways to tackle violent crime.

Sacrifices like Suell are more than numbers, Mesiah said.

“I do not want him to be a forgotten number, for he was one who was loved. He was a father, a brother, a son, a good friend, in a good mood,” he said.

Crime Stoppers offers up to $ 20,000 for information leading to arrests and charges. People are encouraged to contact HPD Homicide Department or Crime Stoppers with tips. They can remain anonymous.

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