The investigation of the Thursday shooting death of Jason Dewayne Ross took a grim turn early Saturday morning when one of the suspects committed suicide at his Houston residence.

According to Sgt. Gary Howze, who oversees Huntsville Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division, after interviewing Jaffrey Kizzee, one of the two men thought to be responsible for Ross’ death, Friday afternoon, enough information was provided to obtain a felony warrant for the arrest of Kizzee’s uncle, John Denis Kizzee.

Jaffrey Kizzee had turned himself in to the authorities around 2 p.m. Friday.

Upon obtaining the warrant, Howze contacted Houston Police Department who deployed their S.W.A.T. team around 3 a.m. Saturday to serve John Kizzee the warrant at his southwest Houston residence.

However, upon entering the residence, two officers reported hearing two muffled gunshots before finding John dead of self inflicted gunshot wounds.

Howze said John Kizzee is currently suspected of shooting Ross, though more information will be obtained before it can be determined if it really was him that pulled the trigger and not Jaffrey Kizzee.

“We did have enough information that we obtained from Jaffrey Kizzee to have probable cause to serve him the warrant,” Howze said.

A motive for the shooting, however, has not been revealed.

“We never really got to that part of (the interview),” said Howze. “Right now it just appears it was just a drug deal gone bad.”

Jaffrey Kizzee is currently in police custody at the Walker County Jail.

Walker County District Attorney David Weeks said charges against Jaffrey Kizzee are pending further investigation of the incident. Weeks gave no indication if a plea bargain would be reached and said only that Jaffrey Kizzee had been “cooperative.”

Ross was shot in the back at approximately 7:15 p.m. Thursday night near Mance Park Middle School in the 900 9th Street. He died at 7:45 p.m. at Huntsville Memorial Hospital.

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