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Public Safety News
Harris County Sheriff's Office
News Release
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

HCSO Homicide Charge Man and Seek Information On His Whereabouts

Harris County, Texas - Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating an individual connected to two shooting deaths that occurred on Monday and another shooting that happened Tuesday morning.

Russell Cormier, 53, is considered to be an ongoing threat to the public.

Cormier is charged with the murder of his estranged wife, 61-year-old Fannie McWhite, at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17 in the 12300 block of Greencanyon Drive.

Cormier fled McWhite’s residence in a black Toyota Tundra pickup and drove to a residence in the 600 block of Shotwell in northeast Houston.

There he collected some belongings and set the trailer in which he was living in on fire.

Cormier then drove to a business located in the 12200 block of Kindred Street, where he waited for a 60-year-old male and shot him as he drove up to report for work.

Cormier then fled the scene.

On Tuesday morning, at around 4:30 a.m., Cormier returned to a neighbor’s home on Shotwell Street and confronted a male who lived in the home.

Cormier is suspected of shooting the male one time and fleeing the scene. The male victim is in stable condition.

The Houston Police Department are investigating the shooting on Shotwell street.

Russell Cormier is described as an African American male, 6 feet in height and weighing 160 pounds.

He was last seen driving a late 2000 model Dodge Stratus, black in color and missing the front driver-side hub cap.

Russell Cormier is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Russell Cormier is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide unit at 713-247-9100

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at
www.crime-stoppers.org. Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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