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Incident at 9560 Homestead

April 2, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 9560 Homestead on April 1, 2006 about 2:45 p.m.

The victim is identified as Anthony Taylor, 19, of 7221 Bywood. He sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Harris and Officer T. McCorvey reported:

Investigators learned that Taylor was in a gang and information received showed that he was killed by one of his fellow gang members. The shooting motive appears to be retaliation. It appears that confrontations with his fellow members began weeks ago, as a result of the confrontations Taylor was shot on the head (March 1), but survived his wounds.

On March 31, Taylor and another gang member were involved in a fight and guns
were pulled out but no one was hurt. Taylor was threatened to be killed and he
never contacted the police. Family members reported to police that Taylor had
pulled a gun on his uncle and that he was having major disputes with his fellow gang members.

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.

JGA 04-02-06
Inc# 051215806

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