Man shot along with New Orleans police officer at Houston restaurant has died

Dyrin “DJ” Riculfy, 43, died more than a week after the shooting

Dyrin Riculfy, 43 (KPRC 2)

HOUSTON – A man who was injured in a Houston shooting that killed off-duty New Orleans police Det. Everett Briscoe earlier this month has died, according to police.

The Houston Police Department said Dyrin “DJ” Riculfy, 43, died Tuesday at the hospital, where he was in critical condition after the shooting on Aug. 21 at the Grotto Ristorante, located in the Galleria area.

Briscoe, 41, who was a 13-year veteran of the NOPD, was struck by gunfire and pronounced dead that Saturday evening.

The off-duty officer was later identified as NOPD Detective Everett Briscoe, a 13-year law enforcement veteran. (KPRC)

The two men were dining outside the restaurant with friends when two armed suspects approached patrons and demanded their belongings. The diners cooperated, but one or more of the suspects opened fire, police said.

Amid a manhunt that included a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, two men were taken into custody last week.

Frederick Dwayne Jackson, 19, and Anthony Rayshard Jenkins, 21, have been charged with capital murder, authorities announced Friday.

There is a third person of interest, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said at the time, but no further information was immediately released.

“The male is considered a person of interest and is being sought for questioning. His identity is not being released at this time,” Houston police said.

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

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