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Suspect accused in triple murder at car wash in Stafford surrenders to police

Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Killer sought after fatal shooting at carwash Triple shooting at Stafford car wash leaves one dead Shooting at Stafford car wash leaves man dead

The suspect accused in a deadly shooting that left three employees of a car wash dead Sunday has turned himself in to police.

The triple shooting happened around 10:15am Sunday at the Royal Car Wash in the 300 block of Avenue E.

Stafford police tell us 35-year-old LaMelvin Johnson is charged with capital murder.

The shooting happened as a group of eight to 10 employees gathered to begin their work day. An argument broke out between Johnson and the owner of the business, 34-year-old Harvey Simmons.

We're told Simmons had just fired Johnson, who then walked to his car, pulled out a handgun and began shooting everyone in sight.

Simmons and his uncle, 59-year-old Johnny Simmons, died. The third victim was identified as Donntay Borom, 18, who friends tell us just graduated from Dulles High School in Sugar Land and has a one-year-old daughter.

"It's absolutely unnecessary. It's just very sad," Sgt. James Leedom with the Stafford Police Department said. "It doesn't get any more cold blooded than this. It's absolutely just a sad, sad incident."

The victims' family members and loyal customers of the car wash stopped by and began a small makeshift memorial Monday.

Police say Johnson turned himself in, with Quanell X by his side.

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