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Incident at 7170 Parker

January 10, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 7170 Parker about 8 p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2005.

The victim has been identified as Tony Jefferson, 30. He suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.D. Newcomb and Officer A. Mares reported:

According to witnesses, Jefferson was involved in a verbal argument with an unknown suspect in front of the apartment complex at 7170 Parker. During the altercation, the suspect pulled a handgun and shot Jefferson. The suspect, an evacuee from New Orleans, fled the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall weighing about 160 pounds. He has dread locks and wore a black stocking cap. He was dressed in black pants, a black jacket and goes by the name "N.O.". He is known to sells drugs in the Homestead/Parker area.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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