Incident at 1340 Gessner
July 6, 2005 -- Houston police
have learned the identity of a man fatally shot at 1340 Gessner
about 4 a.m. on June 30.
The victim, Rafael Salgado Sanchez, 34, of 8211
Old Trail Drive suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest
and abdomen. He was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.
HPD Homicide Division Officers D. Vasquez and
M. Sosa reported:
Sanchez was found behind a business at 1340 Gessner.
An unknown witness called 911 from a payphone, identifying himself
only as "George" to report the incident. This witness
has not been located at this time. Investigators are urging the
witness to contact them to provide more information.
Investigators have learned Sanchez was known
to local transients in the area as "Garfield."
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.