Incident at 4175 Uptown
December 7, 2006 -- Houston
police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 4175 Uptown
about 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday (Dec. 6).
The victim is identified as Mario Love, 27, of
5618 East Hampton #B. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and
was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant O. Belmarez and
Officer E. Carstens reported:
Witnesses said Mr. Love was at his workplace
when an unidentified coworker shot him multiple times. The suspect
was described as a black male, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and
150 pounds. He had long braided hair and was seen leaving the
scene in a newer model, light brown Chevrolet Impala.
Less than two hours later, police responded to
a shooting call at 758 North Victory about 1:35 a.m. and found
a male dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The deceased
male matched the description of the suspect in the shooting on
Uptown, and a vehicle found at the North Victory location matched
the description of the suspect's vehicle at Uptown.
Investigators are awaiting autopsy results on
the deceased male at North Victory and must contact witnesses
to obtain a positive identification on him in Mr. Love's homicide.
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at