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Incident at 5601 Southwest Freeway

January 3, 2006 -- The Houston Police Department, Homicide Division, is investigating a murder that occurred on January 3, 2006 at approximately 1:50 a.m. at 5601 Southwest Freeway Service Road.

Homicide Division investigators T. R. Cunningham and L. A. Flores reported:

Patrol officers responded to a reported drive-by shooting at the Mobil Gas Station, 5601 Southwest Freeway Service Road at Chimney Rock. Officers determined the actual shooting occurred in the intersection of Fountainview at the Southwest Freeway Service Road and the victims stopped at the Mobil Station to call for help.

Two unknown black males, occupying a dark blue, 1986-1989 Chevrolet Caprice with a primer-colored front fender on the driver's side, reportedly opened fire on two male occupants of a black Toyota Camry. The passenger of the Camry, Keith Jerome James (B/M 27, 9767 Pagewood #614, Houston, Texas) sustained four gunshot wounds to the head and died at the scene.

The suspects in the Chevrolet Caprice fled the scene and remain at large.

Anyone with information regarding this murder is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS or the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

Incident # 11961-06H

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