Lawsuit filed against Haverstock Hill apartment management after shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 injured

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A lawsuit has been filed against the management company that owns Haverstock Hill, which is considered one of Houston’s most dangerous apartment complexes. Despite a small Harris County Sheriff’s Office station on the property, Haverstock Hill has a reputation for excessive criminal and violent activity.

The lawsuit stems from a deadly shooting that left two dead and four critically injured in March.

Investigators said an argument had broken out between the victims and a resident. A few minutes after the argument, a a white car arrived to the scene. Deputies said two brothers — Kenneth Jones and Harvey Jones — jumped out of the vehicle and began to argue with the victims. One of the brothers grabbed a semi-automatic rifle from the car’s trunk and started firing, officers said.

Christopher Beatty was shot in the leg and lower back. He was rushed to LBJ Hospital, where he died.

Gary Rusher, 31, was shot in the head and the leg and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The remaining four victims were also taken to various hospitals for treatment, deputies said.

Kenneth Emmitt Jones, 35, is facing capital murder charges. He was arrested Wednesday at a home in Jacksonville, Florida.

Harvey Jones, 34, has also been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in relation to the shooting.

The youngest brother, 28-year-old Jeremy Jones, was initially charged with murder after being mistaken for Kenneth Jones. Those charges have since been dropped.

The three Jones brothers are all large in size, which possibly led to the wrong one being fingered as the triggerman.