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Incident at 7815 Bellewood

July 15, 2005 -- The fatal shooting of a suspect who attempted to break into a residence at 7815 Bellewood at about 3:45 a.m. today (July 15) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The suspect's identity is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. The homeowner, Peter Heckler, 51, was not injured.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L. A. Flores and Officer I. F. Flores reported:

Houston police responded to a shooting and were able to determine through witness statements that the suspect attempted to gain entry into Heckler's residence by force. The suspect then produced a weapon and threatened to kill Heckler, who produced his own weapon and shot the suspect.

This case is still under investigation.


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