Area man arrested for Houston capital murder charge

Published 3:49 pm Monday, July 18, 2022

BEAUMONT — A Beaumont man has been arrested in connection with a Harris County capital murder and a parole violation.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Monday, Beaumont Police Department, Lamar Police Department and U.S. Marshals arrested Nathan Joel Nichols, 30, for the murder of Kendall Lee, 47.

A spokesperson for BPD said Lamar Police were involved due to the area Nichols was taken into custody in.

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Houston Police first responded to an apartment complex Feb. 21 and found Lee unresponsive in the stairwell. He had been shot multiple times.

A preliminary investigation indicated a physical altercation occurred during a possible home invasion/robbery attempt, which then led to multiple shots being fired by unknown suspects, according to a HPD news release in February.

HPD released suspect video in June seeking the identity of a suspect.