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Incident at 8600 Village of Fondren Drive

April 25, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8600 Village of Fondren Drive about 10:30 p.m. on Monday (Apr. 24).

The victim is identified as Ebere Thomas Lazarus, 23, of 2302 Buttonhill in Missouri City. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the face, torso and buttocks and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L.A. Flores and Officers T.R. Cunningham and T. Andrade reported:

Mr. Lazarus' body was found lying on the parking lot entrance to a condominium complex. Investigators have determined he was shot during a robbery. Lazarus' vehicle was stolen during the incident. It is a 1999 white Chevrolet van with Texas license plates D25SKC. Witnesses said a black male fled in the van at a high rate of speed and drove south on South Gessner.

Anyone with information in this case, particularly on the wanted van or suspect, is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/MES 4-25-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.