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Update on Incident at 2303 West Sam Houston Parkway North

July 6, 2006 -- Houston Police Department Homicide Division investigators release a surveillance photo of the suspect who fatally shot a man at 2303 West Sam Houston Parkway North about 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday (July 5).

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.

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.

Anyone with information in this case or recognizes the suspect 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 a 713-308-3200.