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Incident at 6005 South Gessner

August 6, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 6005 South Gessner about 12:30 a.m. today (Aug. 6).

The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. He suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was transported the Ben Taub General Hospital where he later died.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. McStravick and L. A. Flores and Officer I. F. Flores Jr. reported:

The victim and several friends were in the parking lot of an apartment complex when they were approached and robbed by two Hispanic males armed with a knife and a gun. As the suspects fled the scene, one of them fired a shot at the victims, striking the deceased victim in the back. The suspects drove off in one of the victim's 1992 blue Toyota Corolla, Texas license plate #323-DYN.

Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 22 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing 170-180 pounds. Suspect #2 was approximately 18 years of age, 5 feet tall and weighing 130-140 pounds. Both suspects had light complexions, wore dark clothing and had shaved heads.

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.

NJM/JFC 8/6/05

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.