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Update on Incident at 10555 Spice Lane

August 18 , 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 10555 Spice Lane about 1:30 a.m. today (August 18).

The identity of the victim, 29, has not been released pending notification to family members. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants L.A. Flores, B. Harris and Officers R. Castens and T.J. McCorvey reported:

The victim was found on a sidewalk between two buildings inside of the Aspen Ridge Apartment complex. Witnesses told investigators they heard several gunshots and then saw two black male suspects running from the scene and then getting into a dark sports utility vehicle, possibly a Dodge Durango, heading toward the West Sam Houston Parkway.

Both suspects are believed to be 22 to 25 years old. Witnesses said one suspect, a Hurricane Katrina evacuee from New Orleans who goes by the name of 'Red,' is 5 feet 2 to 5 feet 3 inches tall, has gold teeth, and was wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans. The other suspect was about 6 feet 2 to 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 185 to 200 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing.

The motive for the shooting appears to be robbery.

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.

JFC/AW 8-18-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division a 713-308-3200.