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Incident at 4629 Shreveport

July 9, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found at 4629 Shreveport about 1:10 p. m. Friday (July 8).

The victim is identified as Carlos Davila, 46, of 4629 Shreveport. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

Two unknown black male suspects forced their way into the residence at 4629 Shreveport and held the deceased victim, his 17-year-old son and a family friend at gunpoint. One of the suspects began to ransack the residence while the other held the victims captive. At some point, the suspect guarding the victims began to strike the 17-year-old with a pistol. Mr. Davila pleaded with the suspect to stop assaulting his son. When the assault continued, Mr. Davila attempted to go to the aid of his son and was shot in the chest by the suspect.

The suspects are described as two black males. Both fled the scene.

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.

NJM/JFC 7/9/05

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