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Incident at 11030 Briar Forest Drive

August 5, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 11030 Briar Forest Drive about 5:50 a.m. today (Aug. 5).

The victim is identified as Rolando Aguilar Rivas of 12750 Briar Forest Drive. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Binford and Officer R. Swainson reported:

Mr. Rivas and his wife pulled into the car wash at 11030 Briar Forest Drive. Rivas' wife remained inside the car while he stepped out and began washing the vehicle. As he washed his car, four black males approached Rivas and demanded money. Rivas refused and an argument ensued. The suspects shot Rivas multiple times and fled on foot. Neighbors describe the car wash as a crime haven frequented by young Katrina evacuees.

The suspects are only described as four black males in their 20s. All suspects had Jerri Curl hairstyles and spoke with a New Orleans accent.

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.

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