Incident at 6405 West Bellfort
June 26, 2006 -- Houston police
are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 6405 West Bellfort
about 5:50 a.m. today (June 26).
The victim has been identified as Joel Portillo,
17, of 6405 West Bellfort #187. He suffered a gunshot wound to
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Binford and
Officer M. Miller reported:
The victim and his father were leaving their
apartment to go to work. As they were walking through the apartment
complex to their vehicle, a male approached them and demanded
money while pointing a gun at the victim's chest. The victim repeatedly
told the suspect he did not have any money. After the fourth demand,
the suspect shot the victim. The suspect then held the gun to
the father and then ran through the apartment complex. The suspect
was described only as a black male in his 20s and wearing black
clothing. The suspect may have gotten into a vehicle on the other
side of the apartment complex and fled the area.
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.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at