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Incident at 124 North Carolina Street

October 18, 2005 -- The fatal shooting of a suspect at 124 North Carolina Street about 10:40 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2005, will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

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

HPD Homicide Division Officers K. Carr, F. Mares and T. Hufstedler reported:

Officers responded to a call involving a shooting at 124 North Carolina Street and found the unknown suspect dead in the front yard of the residence. The homeowner, Deaundrea Shorts, 31, had just arrived home and attempted to unlock his front door when he was alerted by a noise. When he looked up, he observed an unknown male hiding in a trashcan pointing a gun at him. The homeowner reacted quickly and shot the suspect several times. The wounded suspect managed to grab the homeowner as he attempted to run for help, but the homeowner was able to break free. After the shooting, Mr. Shorts observed two additional unknown males running from the location southbound on North Carolina Street.

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.

MES/JFC 10-18-05

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