Incident at 9707 South Gessner #513
September 30, 2005 -- Houston
police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman at 9707
South Gessner #513 about 8:25 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 29).
The victim, Ashley Nicholson, 19, of 6400 West
Bellfort suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body and was pronounced
dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Newcomb and
Officer T. Huynh reported:
Ms. Nicholson was shot while inside an apartment.
Witnesses said there were two males in the apartment when the
shooting occurred. However, the males fled on foot before officers
and paramedics arrived. Witnesses told investigators one of the
males was Shelton Strawder, 20, and the other's identity was not
known. Both are possible suspects and wanted for questioning at
this time. No charges have been filed.
The motive for the shooting is unknown pending
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.