Sacto 9-1-1
June 19, 2009
Sacramento PD makes arrest in 2005 car-chase slaying

20090619-131.pdf - Adobe Reader.JPGFrom Kim Minugh:

Roy Houston celebrated his 23rd birthday at the Sacramento County Main Jail.

Houston (photo) was booked there Thursday night on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon, among other charges, according to booking records. U.S. Marshals picked up Houston last week in the Texas city that shares his name, and he was extradited Thursday, said Sacramento police Sgt. Norm Leong.

Houston is accused of killing 21-year-old Donald Ray McCall in a February 2005 car chase in North Sacramento, Leong said.

The initial investigation went cold, until a probation search revealed the weapon used to kill McCall, Leong said. With the help of cold case grant funding and two persistent detectives, police acquired an arrest warrant for Houston earlier this year.

He already was wanted in connection with another shooting in 2005, Leong said. He faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon and firing a weapon into an occupied dwelling or vehicle in connection with that case, according to booking records.

In connection with McCall's death, Houston faces one count of murder and one count of assault on a person with a semiautomatic firearm, records show.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday.

Detectives believe there are people with information about the homicide that have not come forward. They are asking those people come forward, now that Houston is in custody. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP.

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