Crime in Houston: HPD in search of Cardarius Jamar Woodard, charged with murder of maintenance man David Walters at Montrose apartment


HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Police are looking for a man charged with the death of a maintenance worker at an apartment in the Montrose neighborhood.

Cardarius Jamar Woodard, 22, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 60-year-old David Walters. Houston police released a photo of Woodard in hopes someone knows where he is.

Police said Woodard was known to have ties to Texas and Louisiana. He is considered armed and dangerous.

“I would like to see him come to justice. I would like to see him reflect on what he did because he changed the lives of a lot of people,” said Michael Walters, the victim’s brother. “He (Walters) didn’t deserve this.”

Police say Woodard, who also lived in the small apartment building, went to Walters’ apartment and confronted him and a co-worker about his missing keys.

ORIGINAL STORY: Maintenance man shot dead after confronting gunman inside Montrose apartment, police say

Police said that’s when the shooter, later identified as Woodard, pulled out a gun and fired a warning shot. Walters then intervened.

“David got between them and said, ‘You’re not going to do that,’ and Car shot him,” said Robert Jones, a longtime friend of the victim. “He (Walters) stood up for someone who was helpless. He’s a hero.”

Woodard fled the scene, police said. He now has a warrant for his arrest.

“There’s no righteousness in that. He needs to go to jail,” Jones added. “He (Walters) was a good soul. He didn’t wish harm on anyone. It’s a shame.”

Anyone with information on Woodard’s whereabouts or whereabouts is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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