Detention hearing for 14-year-old suspect postponed

A 14-year-old boy remains in custody in connection with a fatal shooting at the Houston Farmers Market.

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Douglas Bradley Loper, the 14-year-old’s defense attorney, said a detention hearing was held Monday morning to determine whether the teen could be returned to his mother’s custody. The magistrate rejected the request and the teenager will remain detained. Loper noted that his client is entitled to a detention hearing every 10 business days, with the next one scheduled for June 24.

Loper stressed the seriousness of the allegations but said he was confident that the legal process would ensure fair treatment for his client. He plans to review the available evidence in conjunction with the district attorney’s office. Although no date has been set for the trial in district court, Loper is preparing for upcoming hearings.


The victim, Damon Price, 36, was killed during an attempted robbery early Thursday morning at the Airline Drive Market. Police reported two suspects broke into a business and attempted to steal a golf cart parked near the exit. Price, a market employee, confronted the suspects, leading one to shoot him multiple times. Price succumbed to his injuries.

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HPD continues to investigate the incident, urging anyone with information to come forward. The victim’s family and the community are demanding justice for Price, who tragically lost his life in the line of duty.