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Incident at 222 Grace

July 16, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 222 Grace about 5:45 p.m. on Friday (July 15).

The identity of the victim is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L. J. Baimbridge and Officer N. T. Ruland reported:

The victim and another male got into a physical altercation with another unknown Hispanic male. At some point during the altercation, the suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim once in the chest. Paramedics responded to the scene and determined that the victim was deceased. The suspect fled the scene in a small maroon or burgundy vehicle of an unknown make and model.

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 7/16/05

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