Fisherman dies in execution-style shooting in Houston

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The family of the victim says they need your help finding his killer

A man was killed and two of his relatives escaped death after an execution-style shooting in Houston on Sunday.

Houston police said the suspect walked out of the woods while three relatives, a 39-year-old man, a 19-year-old man and 9-year-old boy, were fishing along Halls Bayou at about 8:30 p.m.

The victim's mother said the gunman ordered the three relatives to their knees and began shooting.
"They say he came out the woods on my son and make them bow down on their knees," Sheila Wilson, the victim's mother said. "The gun got jammed on the little boy, but it did not get jammed on my son."

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The victim's mother pleads for help finding the man's killer

Sheila Wilson said her son, 39-year-old Michael Wilson, was fishing with his cousins when the violent attack happened.

The suspect approached the group and started to talking to the 19-year-old about having graduated from the same high school, according to Sheila Wilson.

But authorities said the conversation turned violent when the suspect ordered all three, including the child, to their knees.

The suspect opened fire, killing Michael Wilson, but when he turned the gun on the 19-year-old, it jammed.

"When he realized the gun was jammed, he (the 19-year-old) got up and started running and the suspect continued chasing him until he started coming up this hill," Latonia Bailey with the Houston Police Department said. "Then the suspect turned around and went the way he came, down the bayou."

Sheila Wilson said her son was a good man who went to work and loved to go fishing.

Surrounded by the family, including several of Michael Wilson's young nieces and nephews, Sheila Wilson pleaded for the public's help finding her son's killer.

"Justice needs to be done, because it's a senseless murder," Sheila Wilson said. "My son is laying down dead behind something that he was not doing. Fishing, just fishing, and then a child was involved in it too? That's wrong."

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