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Incident at 5600 Chimney Rock

June 19, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found by SWAT officers at 5600 Chimney Rock about 10:15 p.m. on Sunday (June 18).

The identity of the deceased male is pending notification to family members. He suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. Kennedy and Officer I.F. Flores Jr. reported:

HFD arson investigators were attempting to serve a warrant on the male for burning a former girlfriend's car after their relationship had ended. When HFD investigators arrived at the male's address, he refused to open the door and indicated he was going to kill himself. The investigators notified the HPD, and the SWAT Team responded to the scene. Attempts to convince the male to surrender were not successful. After a period of time with no further response from the male, SWAT officers made entry into the residence and found the male dead.

Since the incident is considered an in-custody death in the presence of police officers, the case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.

JFC/GO 6-19-06
Inc #094634606

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