Incident at 1422 Dorothy
June 10, 2006 -- The victim,
identified as Demon Ray Washington, 26, of 1919 Runnels, suffered
a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.W. Belk and
Officer M.J. Miller reported:
Mr. Washington was found behind a church and
school. It was apparent he was shot at another location and then
dumped at 1422 Dorothy. Investigators believe the victim had been
dead for at least six hours. The victim's blue BAPE athletic shoes,
identification and money were all missing. He was known to carry
large amounts of cash on him, leading investigators to believe
robbery is the apparent motive in the shooting.
The victim's vehicle, a 2006 Dodge Charger SXT,
was found abandoned behind a vacant convenience store at 1700
West 14th. The vehicle had blood in the front and back seats,
and the trunk. It appears the victim was in the driver's seat
when he was shot, with the shooter directly behind him in the
backseat. A shell casing was located inside the vehicle. The keys
to the vehicle were found in a ditch about a block away.
A witness saw a dark skinned male, possibly black
or Hispanic, abandoning the vehicle about 7:30 a.m. Friday and
then walking east on West 14th. The suspect is described as being
25 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing about
170 pounds. He was wearing a white T-shirt and had a towel over
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.
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