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Incident at 9700 Court Glen

February 8, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 9700 Court Glen about 12:25 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 7).

The victim, Kofi Appiah, 27, of 8619 Candlegreen suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Scott and Officer C. Scales reported:

It appears Appiah was visiting a female friend at an apartment complex at 9700 Court Glen. Shortly after midnight on Monday, he was standing outside when he was approached by an unknown male who shot him in the chest several times. The suspect then fled on foot. Witnesses reported seeing a green sport utility vehicle speeding from the location.

The suspect was described as a black male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and
weighing 170 to 190 pounds. He had a mustache and beard and was wearing dark
jeans and a jacket.

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.

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