Drug deal goes sour, 21-year-old shot, killed

Last Thursday around 7:15 p.m., in a drug deal gone bad, Jason Dewayne Ross of Huntsville, 21, was shot at point blank range twice in his chest with a large caliber handgun.

After being rushed to Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Ross was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m.

His murderer was still on the loose.

Huntsville Police then tracked down two suspects, John Kizzee and his nephew, Jaffrey Kizzee. Officers surrounded Jaffrey Kizzee’s residence at Woodhollow Apartments on 2451 Lake Road in Huntsville.

A standoff then occurred from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. as John Kizzee’s neighbor told the police that two children, ages two and five, were inside the apartment.

“A negotiator had a megaphone and he kept saying, ‘If you hear us, switch your lights on and off. This doesn’t have to end badly,'” said David Givens, Criminal Justice major and resident of Woodhollow Apartments. “The police told us to go inside three times and they were threatening us for interrupting police investigation.”

Around 2 a.m., police received a warrant to enter into John Kizzee’s apartment. With two sharpshooters from the Walker County Sheriffs Department and Huntsville Police Department’s Special Response Team, they entered the apartment to find no one there and no leads as to where Kizzee could be.

While the Huntsville Police Department was interviewing Jaffrey Kizzee, he led police to the place where his uncle could be.

Early Saturday morning, the Houston Police Department surrounded the John Kizzee’s residence in Southwest Houston ready to serve a warrant to his arrest.

As HPD’s S.W.A.T. team entered the home, police heard shots coming from one of the bedrooms.

When they entered the bedroom, HPD found John Kizzee dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Police say John Kizzee is most likely the suspect in Ross’ death.

Ross, known by many as “Bird,” received his nickname because many people say he looked like a bird.

“He was a really nice guy,” said Meria Shorter, Ross’ cousin. “He was very sweet and he was never disrespectful.”

Some facts are courtesy of The Huntsville Item.

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