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Incident at 518 Broadway

November 20, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the death of a man and the wounding of another male during the course of an aggravated robbery at 518 Broadway about 5:20 p. m. on Saturday (Nov. 19).

The deceased victim is identified as Francisco Luis, 55, of 717 Nell in Pasadena. Luis suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. The wounded victim was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in an unknown condition.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.D. Newcomb and Officer A. Mares reported:

Two unknown Hispanic male suspects entered Gordon's Men Store at 518 Broadway and proceeded to rob the business at gunpoint. One suspect shot the store clerk in the chest and also opened fire on Francisco Luis who was a customer of the business. After the shootings, the two suspects fled on foot to a waiting vehicle being driven by a third unknown Hispanic male suspect.

Suspect #1 is described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s. He was approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall with a medium complexion and a skinny build. He had collar length hair and dressed in black jeans and a black hooded jacket.

Suspect #2 is described as a Hispanic male in his early 20s. He was approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall with a dark complexion and a thin build. He wore black jeans and a black jacket. He wore distinctive Khaki colored Polo boots.

Suspect #3 is described only as a Hispanic male.

The suspects' vehicle is described as a late model four-door gray vehicle with tinted windows.

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 11/20/05
Inc #175382905

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