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Update on Incident at 700 East 20th Street

June 9, 2006 -- Houston police homicide investigators have released composite sketches of two suspects who fatally shot a man in the 700 block of East 20th Street about 10:30 p.m. on May 29.

The suspects are being sought in the killing of Kellen Norris, 21, of 121 East 31 ½. Norris suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspects are described as two Hispanic males in their late 20s to early 30s. The driver is slender and was wearing a white cowboy hat with a white shirt that had a pink or peach design on it. The passenger has a goatee, is chubby, and was wearing a black cowboy hat. The suspects were seen leaving the scene in a light brown extended cab side step truck with slotted panels on the side rear windows. A photo of a similar truck and the two composite sketches are attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants J. Parker, C. Howard and Officers R. Moreno and T. Andrade reported:

Mr. Norris and a friend were driving in the 2800 block of Airline when a brown truck leaving a bar parking lot almost struck Norris' car. Norris had tapped on his horn so the truck would not hit his car. That appeared to anger the suspects, who began chasing Norris as he fled in his car. During this pursuit, the suspects began shooting at Norris. The chase continued throughout several city streets and ended in the 700 block of East 20th where Norris was shot multiple times and lost control of his car. The vehicle crossed through an empty parking lot and stopped in the middle of the street. The passenger in Norris' car was not injured.

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.

Update JFC/GO 6-9-06
AW/ GO 5-30-06
Inc # 083966906

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