Incident at 8000 Munn
April 16, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8000 Munn about
11 p.m. on Friday, April 15.
The victim is identified as Benjamin Olivares,
42, of 8020 Munn. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and
was transported the Ben Taub General Hospital where he later died.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. H. Kennedy
and Officer R. Moreno reported:
The victim was inside of his residence when he
heard an altercation outside involving his sister (witness) who
lives next door at 8000 Munn. Olivares went outside and saw two
young Hispanic males apparently robbing her at gunpoint. The victim
went to his sister's aid and was shot once in the chest by one
of the suspects. The suspects confronted the witness, who believes
she was followed as she arrived home from work.
The suspects are described as two young Hispanic
males driving in a dark colored SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer.
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime
Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.