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Incident at 2700 Alabama

August 25, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 2700 Alabama about 5 a.m. today (Aug. 25).

The victim is identified as Demarcus Ladale Bagwell, 29, of 8100 Creek Bend #152.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Booth and Officer J. C. Bonaby III reported:

Mr. Bagwell and an unknown suspect got into a verbal confrontation that escalated into a physical altercation. At some point during the altercation, handguns were produced and shot Mr. Bagwell in the chest. Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Bagwell to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The suspect fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.

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.

The investigation is continuing.

NJM/MES 8/25/05

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