Suspect in 1979 Houston murder arrested in Euclid

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

EUCLID, Ohio — Police say a suspect in a 1979 fatal shooting in Texas has been captured in Ohio.

Houston police on Friday announced the arrest of 69-year-old Leon Dudley, who’d been living in Euclid, Ohio.

Dudley was charged with murder several days after the Nov. 3, 1979, slaying of 23-year-old Stephan Tramble Chambers during an argument in a parking lot.

Houston police says Dudley fled on a bus and remained at large until members of a law enforcement task force recently learned he was in Ohio. Dudley was arrested on a murder warrant and has waived extradition, awaiting transfer to Houston.

Police didn’t immediately provide additional information on the suspect.

Authorities say a 25-year-old man was wounded in the 1979 Houston gunfire. Charles Eugene Philleo died of natural causes in 1998.