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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 members.

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.

GO/JFC 6-1-06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.