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Incident at 5500 Desoto

July 18, 2006 -- Houston police are searching for the person who gunned down a 15-year-old male in the 5500 block of Desoto on Tuesday, July 18, 2006 at about 1:46 a.m.

According to Houston Police Department Homicide Sergeant L. Flores and Officer T. Andrade, HPD officers heard several gunshots in the area of Antoine and Desoto and discovered the body of a teenager lying in the parking lot at 6002 Antoine.

Investigators learned that the victim, Christopher Harris, of 5500 Desoto #1303, and his cousin were walking on Desoto Street when the suspect approached them and began shooting. Harris was shot in the right side of his neck, lower right back and front left upper arm. Harris ran towards a near-by store where he collapsed and died. The suspect ran into a nearby apartment complex and is still at large. Harris and his cousin are from New Orleans

Witnesses described the suspect as a black male, between 18 to 19 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing about 120 pounds. He was clean-shaven, bald and had tattoos on his neck, arms and chest. He had a muscular build and was wearing black jeans and no shirt.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

AW/ GO 7-18-06
Inc # 110633306

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