Incident at 8503 Gulf Freeway
August 6, 2005 -- Houston police
are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8503 Gulf Freeway
today (Aug. 6) about 2:25 a.m.
The victim, Antonio Cortez, 19, of 10227 Elmhurst
suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Booth and Officer
T. W. Miller reported:
The victim and a friend left a local pool hall
and got into the complainant's vehicle. As the two men began driving
away, the suspect's vehicle, a silver Nissan Altima, pulled up
alongside Cortez's vehicle and the suspect began shooting at them.
Cortez was struck once in the head and died at the scene. There
were an estimated 300 witnesses in the parking lot at the time
of the shooting.
The suspect, who fled the scene, is described
as a Hispanic male driving a silver Nissan Altima.
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.