Update on Incident at 6138 Ridgeway Drive
December 1, 2006 -- A man shot
at 6138 Ridgeway Drive about 12:45 a.m. today (December 1) has
died from his injuries.
The victim, Akil Walkes, 22, of 6138 Ridgeway
Drive, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Ben Taub
General Hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead
at 9:15 a.m. today.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant O. Belmarez and
Officer E. Carstens reported:
Mr. Walkes received a phone call from the suspect
and soon thereafter walked outside his residence. He returned
inside a short time later, led at gunpoint, by three black male
suspects, who tied, robbed, and then shot Walkes before leaving.
Responding officers found Walkes inside his home.
Anyone with information regarding this case is
asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime
Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Update JFC/GO 12-1-06
additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs
Division at 713-308-3200.