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Incident at 6919 Palmetto

November 11, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 6919 Palmetto about 7:15 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 10).

The victim is identified as Daniel Leon, 18, of 6919 Palmetto. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.K. Peters and Officer B. Nabors reported:

The victim was sitting in a vehicle parked in his front yard with several of his friends beside him. A brown van drove by the home and parked several houses down the street. One of the persons (the male suspect) inside the van got out and walked up to where the victim was sitting. The victim and this male spoke for about five minutes. It was then that a gunshot was heard and the suspect ran to the van, which then fled.

The suspect is described as a heavyset Hispanic male, 20 to 25 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and has black hair. He was last seen riding in a brown van.

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.

JFC 11-11-05
Inc #170853305

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