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Composite Sketch of Suspect in Incident at 10761 Gulf Freeway

April 14, 2006 -- Houston police robbery investigators have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the robbery and shooting of a woman at 10761 Gulf Freeway about 6:45 p.m. on February 18.

The suspect is described as a black male, 22 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin build. He is clean-shaven and has straight front teeth. The suspect was wearing a black windbreaker or athletic jacket with a hood. The jacket possibly had an orange or yellow stripe on it. Investigators believe the suspect might live in the area where the shooting occurred. The composite sketch of the suspect is attached to this news release.

The victim, Nicole Davis, 28, was shot twice in her lower back and is still recovering from her injuries.

HPD Robbery Division Officer F.E. Braune Jr. reported:

The victim was leaving a car stereo business in a strip shopping center at 10761 Gulf Freeway when she was approached by the suspect, who tried to take her purse. When the victim resisted, the suspect shot her one time. At that time, the suspect pulled the woman to the ground and shot her a second time. The suspect then took the victim*s purse and casually walked south on the Gulf Freeway service road.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/MES 4-14-06
Inc # 027745206

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