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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
GO/JFC 12-1-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.