Incident at 500 West Mount Houston
June 18, 2006 -- Houston police
are investigating the shooting of a man at 500 West Mount Houston
about 4:10 p.m. on Saturday (June 17).
The victim is identified as Bertin Gonzalez Jr.,
17, of 11500 Green Plaza #709. He suffered a gunshot wound to
the head and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where
he is listed in critical condition.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.D. Newcomb and Officer T. Huynh
According to witnesses, Gonzalez was driving
a vehicle, occupied by two friends, westbound in the 500 block
of West Mount Houston when he pulled a handgun out of the glove
compartment. He began playing with the weapon and pulled the trigger
several times, but the gun did not fire. Gonzalez then chambered
a round, put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger again
shooting himself. The vehicle's passengers were able to maneuver
the vehicle to a stop in a parking lot and call for assistance.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at