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Incident at 2700 Oxford

June 4, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another man at 2700 Oxford about 3:20 a.m. today (June 4).

The victim's identity is pending notification to family members. He suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Officers P. T. Yochum and E. Carstens reported:

Officers responded to a person down call and found one victim dead from a gunshot wound. A second victim, Jonathan Cortes, suffered a gunshot wound and had been transported to Ben Taub General Hospital. Investigators learned the two victims were inside Cortes' pickup truck when an unknown suspect approached them and demanded their money and property. The suspect then produced a handgun and fired it several times, striking both victims. The suspect then fled in Cortes' vehicle. The vehicle is a red 2002 Ford Ranger pickup truck with an extended cab.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

MES 6-4-06
Inc. #086800306

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