Sunday, June 16

Man charged following fatal double shooting at YouTube Influencer Party

HOUSTON, TX – Joseph Rodolfo Rodriguez is now charged with murder following a double shooting that happened at a YouTube Influencer party at a warehouse just north of Downtown Houston. The shooting left one man injured and another dead.

The shooting happened on October 14, 2023, in the 1100 block of Providence Street, just north of Downtown Houston around 1:40 a.m.

When officers arrived, they learned that a man was arguing with others about a backpack that was allegedly stolen from him before he was shot.

That man was identified as 20-year-old Zayden Kimple.

Houston Fire Department paramedics transported Kimple, but he was later pronounced deceased at Ben Taub Hospital in the medical center.

Officers also found a 21-year-old male who was shot at the same party. He was transported by paramedics to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. His identity has not been released by police at this time.

After speaking with witnesses and reviewing surveillance video, investigators with the Houston Police Department’s Homicide Division identified Rodriguez as the suspect. He was arrested and booked in Harris County Jail on April 4, 2024 and is currently awaiting trial.


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