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Incident at 5600 Pershing

April 29, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 5600 Pershing about 6:25 p.m. on Friday (Apr. 28).

The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital were he later died.

HPD Homicide Division Officers K.P. Carr and A. Mares reported:

The victim was talking several people when the suspect drove up in a green, four-door Buick or Pontiac vehicle and began demanding money, which he claimed the victim owed him. The two men argued for approximately 15 minutes and the suspect re-entered his vehicle while holding what appeared to be a large caliber handgun. The suspect then ordered the victim to leave the area and fired two shots as the victim fled. The victim collapsed after being shot near 5606 Pershing. The suspect fled in a four-door, green Buick or Pontiac vehicle closely followed by a brown 2000 Ford Taurus. The driver of the Ford is believed to be an associate of the suspect. Investigators believe 10 bystanders may have witnessed the shooting.

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.

NJM/JFC 4/29/06
Inc #066422906

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