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Incident at 5501 Perkins

October 18, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the shooting of a man at 5501 Perkins about 1 a.m. today (Oct. 18).

The wounded victim is identified as Raymond Charles Mays, 31, of 4411 New Orleans #207. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

H.P.D. Homicide Division Officers I.F. Flores and T.R. Cunningham reported:

Witnesses saw Raymond Mays being confronted by an unknown suspect in the parking lot of a local food market. The suspect produced a handgun and shot Mr. Mays once in the head. HFD paramedics responded to the scene and transported Mays to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition.

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.

The investigation is continuing.

NJM/JFC 10/18/05
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.