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Incident at 8000 Cook Road

June 9, 2006 -- A 22-year-old man was shot and critically wounded on Thursday June 8, 2006 at about 11:10 a.m. in the 8000 block of Cook Road.

Houston Police Department Homicide Division Sergeant M. Scott and Officer C. Scales reported that the victim, Joshua Lamark was in his apartment when he heard a knock at his front door. His mother, who lives with Joshua, said he answered the door, stepped outside and had a conversation with an unknown person. Investigators believe the suspect shot Joshua in the stomach at close range with a shotgun.

The suspect is described as a black male between 25 to 30 years old, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing between 200 to 220 pounds, with braided hair. Witnesses said the suspect fled from the scene after the shooting. Joshua was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he remains in critical condition. Residents in the apartment complex told investigators that Joshua and his mother came to Houston from New Orleans.

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

AW / JFC 6-9-06
Inc # 089106406

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