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Update on Incident at 11900 Bellaire

December 21, 2006 --Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the murder of a man at 11900 Bellaire, Suite D on December 13, 2006 at 8:55 p.m.

The suspect, Happy Tran Pham (A/m, DOB 1/12/85), is charged with murder in the 184th State District Court. He is accused in the killing of Peirre J. Mai, 29, who sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.T. Wyers and Officer B. W. Nabors reported:

Mr. Mai was dining at the Cajun Kitchen restaurant with friends when Pham entered the restaurant, pulled out a weapon and shot him. As Pham fled, an employee retrieved a pistol kept inside the business and followed him. Pham pointed his weapon at the employee, who then shot at Pham numerous times as he fled on foot.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Happy Tran Pham is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Updated: NJM/JFC 12-21-06
JGA/GO 12-14-06

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