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Incident at 8405 Broadway

January 15, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8405 Broadway Boulevard on January 14, 2006 about 10:45 p.m.

The victim is identified as Jimmy Torres, 28, of 3101 Spencer Highway.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.K. Peters and Officer A.J. Palos reported:

A man was leaving the apartment complex at 8405 Broadway Boulevard when he observed Torres standing in the parking lot. As the man drove closer towards Torres, he noticed that Torres was holding a pistol. Torres raised the pistol and fired at the man, striking his vehicle. The man returned fire with his own weapon and overall both males fired several shots. Torres suffered gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man left the apartment complex and drove to a nearby location to call the police. He returned to the scene with police. Charges will be referred to the Harris County District Attorney.

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