CYPRESS –Two men broke into a newly constructed residence and stole property Saturday (Aug. 11, 2018) at approximately 10:50 a.m., according to police reports.
Michael Shelton and an unknown male were identified as the burglars, according to the report.
Shelton was fleeing the scene of the burglary in his 2003 Ford Expedition and was traveling westbound on FM 1960.
Shelton was driving at a high rate of speed and ran the red light at the intersection of Cypresswood Drive.
Shelton failed to drive in a single lane of travel and drove in the center of the roadway in an attempt to avoid traffic. Shelton lost control of his vehicle and swerved into oncoming traffic where the right side of his Expedition was struck by the front end of a Chevrolet Silverado occupied by two males.
Shelton sustained serious bodily injury and was transported to Memorial Hermann via ambulance. Shelton’s front right passenger was critically injured and was transported to the Memorial Hermann Hospital via Life Flight and with CPR in progress.
The passenger died from his injures at the hospital.
Both occupants of the Silverado were transported to the Houston Northwest Medical Center via ambulance.
Due to the circumstances surrounding this collision and the death of the passenger, Shelton is charged with Felony Murder.
This case remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office’s Vehicular Crimes Division.
UPDATE: The Sheriff’s office tagged the location as “6200 FM 1960” on the official report.
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