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Incident at 8500 Gulf Freeway

April 30, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8500 Gulf Freeway today (April 30) about 2:15 a.m.

The victim, Alejandro German Jr., 24, suffered gunshot wounds to the upper torso and the left leg. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. R. Kennedy and Officer J. C. Bonaby reported:

The victim and several friends were walking in the parking lot of local pool hall when they were approached by a group of people. Witnesses stated that an argument erupted which led to a large physical altercation between the two groups. An unknown Hispanic male produced a handgun and started firing into the group, striking the victim. Several of the males got into a black Ford F-150 truck and both men continued to fire at the group as they fled the scene.

The suspects are described as two Hispanic males leaving in the black truck.

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.