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Incident at 2303 West Sam Houston Parkway North

July 6, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 2303 West Sam Houston Parkway North about 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday (July 5).

The victim has been identified as Anand Sharma, 46, of 10350 Lands End #1905. He suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Officers P. J. Guerrero and J. Selvera reported:

The victim was a nightshift employee at a convenience store. During the victim's shift, a suspect walked into the store and waited for the other customers to leave. Once the store was empty, the suspect pulled out a pistol and demanded money. The victim complied with the request, however when the suspect diverted his attention, the victim attempted to stop the suspect. A struggle ensued and the victim was shot in the head. The suspect left the store and fled northbound through the parking lot.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5 feet 5 to 5 feet 7 inches tall, 170 to 180 pounds and wearing a black T-shirt, black pants and a black ball cap.

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.

MES/JFC 7-6-06
Inc. #103970106

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