Most Recent Update:
Question to BPD and Answer Concerning Double Shooting…..
Question from Baytowncops.com:
Is there an update to the double shooting concerning a deceased suspect found in Pasadena?
Answer from Lt. Steve Dorris/BPD:
This has been running on social media, that the subject found in the car in Pasadena was our person of interest. We have talked with Pasadena PD and the deceased person has been identified and is not the person of interest we sent out, nor do we have any reason to believe he was involved in our case.
Lieutenant Steve Dorris
Criminal Investigations Division
City of Baytown Police Department
3200 N. Main
Baytown, Texas 77521
18 year old suspect killed during botched home invasion
On August 6th
at 9:53 p.m., officers responded to a shooting call in an
apartment in the 300 block of South Pruett. Responding officers located the
body of 18 year old Jalen Cole of Baytown, deceased in the street and
another subject inside a separate apartment that had also been shot at least
During the preliminary investigation Detectives learned that Mr. Cole and
another man, both wearing masks, forced their way into an apartment in
what appears to be an attempted robbery. Once inside the apartment Mr.
Cole and his accomplice engaged in a gun fight with the occupants of the
apartment, which resulted in Mr. Cole being shot at least one time. Mr.
Cole and his accomplice fled the apartment during which time Mr. Cole
collapsed as a result of his gunshot wound, while his accomplice fled on
Detectives also learned that during the course of the gun fire, one of the
bullets penetrated a wall and traveled into a neighboring apartment,striking
one of the neighbors, a 44 year old Baytown man, in the shoulder area. The
neighbor was flown to a Houston area hospital to be treated for his injury.
His condition is unknown at this time however at last report he was
Detectives are currently investigating the incident and will be conducting
interviews and follow up investigation well into the day tomorrow to
determine who Mr. Cole’s accomplice was, as well as who will be charged
in the incident and what charges will be filed.
We encourage anyone with information about this shooting to contact
Baytown Crimestoppers. You can call, text or fill out an online form – all
anonymously. You will be given a unique code number. If the information
helps get a suspect arrested and charged, you can use the same code
number to collect up to $5000.00. Call Baytown Crimestoppers at 281-427-
TIPS (8477)/or text keyword “Baytown” plus the tip to
274637(CRIMES)/or fill out an online Baytown Crimestoppers