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Incident at 5642 Market #6

January 14, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the near fatal shooting of a man at 5642 Market #6 about 2:15 a.m. today (Jan. 14).

The wounded victim has been identified as Charles Deon Frear, 28, of 2000 Tidwell #627. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in very critical condition. He is not expected to survive.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.W. McStravick and Officer I.F. Flores reported:

An unknown black male suspect shot Mr. Frear while committing an aggravated robbery. According to witnesses, the suspects, possibly acquaintances of the victim's family, went to the apartment to visit the occupants. While in the process of leaving, the male suspect forced his way inside the residence and began robbing the family. During the robbery, the male suspect produced a handgun and shot Mr. Frear.

The suspects are only described as a black male and a black female. They both fled the scene on foot.

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.

NJM 1/14/06
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