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Update on Incident at 5135 North Freeway

February 6, 2006 -- Houston Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 5135 North Freeway #63 on Tuesday, December 27, 2006 about 6:50 a.m.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late twenties to early thirties. He is between six feet one inch to six feet two inches tall with a skinny build.

The victim, 22 -year-old Joseph Lee Alexander, of 5135 North Freeway #63, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant D.A. Ferguson and Officer B.C. McDaniel learned that an unknown male knocked on Alexander's door and asked to buy crack cocaine. The suspect was allowed into the apartment. Once inside the apartment, he demanded money and/or drugs while pointing a gun. The suspect became agitated and eventually shot Alexander. Witnesses inside in the apartment at the time of the shooting fled unharmed.

Anyone who recognizes this suspect is asked to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Updated AW/ JGA 2-6-06
JGA/NJM 12-27-05
Inc# 194688405

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