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Incident at 9595 Westview

July 7, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 9595 Westview about 2 p.m. on Thursday (July 6).

The deceased victim's name is being withheld pending notification to family members.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.H. Roberts and Officer C.Y. Park reported:

A witness arrived at the complex and was approached by the suspect in the parking lot. The suspect said he had just shot the victim. He then walked toward the shooting scene while the witness went to the leasing office and called police. The first police officer arrived and went to the apartment and saw the victim lying on the ground with the suspect standing over him. The suspect ran to the rear of the apartment and did not respond to verbal commands from the officer. SWAT officers responded to the location, made entry to check on the victim and learned the suspect had fled the apartment. The victim was found to have a gunshot wound to the back of the head and was pronounced dead at the scene by HFD paramedics.

The suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 22 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches tall with a slim build.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

GO/JFC 7-7-06
Inc #104254806

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