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Incident at 8706 Cockburn

October 11, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8706 Cockburn about 1:20 a.m. today (Oct. 11).

The male victim's identity is pending notification to next of kin by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. He was transported to Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Binford and Officer R. Swainson reported:

The victim and his girlfriend drove to 8706 Cockburn to meet an acquaintance of the victim. The victim went inside the residence while the girlfriend waited outside in the car. A short time later, the victim and three unknown black males walked outside. One of the males, described as having a slim build and in his early 20s, shot the victim in the head and abdomen, and then all three fled on foot.

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.


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