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Incident at 3342 Simmons

August 7, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 3342 Simmons today, August 7, 2005.

The deceased victim's identity is pending notification of next of kin. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.W. Howard and Officer P.T. Yochum reported:

HPD officers responded to a call of a female who had been shot on the foot in the 3300 block of Holman about 2:40 a.m. After conducting their preliminary investigation on Holman, the patrol officers went looking for the man who had allegedly shot the female. The officers went to the man's residence on Simmons and found him deceased from a gunshot wound to the chest.

The man and woman had argued over a recent break up and the fact that the woman had found a new boyfriend. The deceased victim produced a shotgun and threatened to kill the woman. During a struggle for the shotgun a single shot was fired and both parties were injured from the same shot. The woman left the location with an injury to her foot. It was unknown to her that the man had also been shot. The deceased victim sought help from friends nearby.

This case will be referred to a Harris County Grand Jury.

JGA 8-07-05
Inc# 120587305

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