Incident at 10218 Beechnut
June 1, 2006 -- Houston police
are investigating the fatal shooting of a robbery suspect and
the wounding of a business owner at 10218 Beechnut about 7:30
p.m. on Wednesday (May 31).
The suspect, 36, was shot multiple times and
died at the scene. His identity is pending notification to family
The victim, Luan Lam, 30, who owns the business
at 10218 Beechnut, received a gunshot wound to the leg and was
transported to a hospital for treatment.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Peters and
Officer C.T. Hufstedler reported:
Two black male suspects entered the R-N-R liquor
store at 10218 Beechnut and bought a can of beer. After the purchase,
the suspects attempted to rob the business. The owner then pulled
his gun from under the counter and exchanged gunfire with one
of the two suspects. One suspect was killed at the scene, the
second fled on foot.
Anyone with information on the wanted suspect
should contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime
Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at