Incident at 16310 South Post Oak
March 18, 2006 -- Houston police
are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 16310 South Post
Oak about 5:15 p.m. on Friday (Mar. 17).
The victim is identified as Edward Leroy Hamilton,
21, of 3322 Yellowstone Blvd. Hamilton suffered a gunshot wound
to the side of the face and was pronounced dead near the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.D. Newcomb and
Officer K.P. Carr reported:
Edward Leroy Hamilton was shot in the parking
lot of a local fast food restaurant during a large gathering for
a rap music publicity event. Witnesses reported that by 5:15 p.m.,
the crowd had swelled to hundreds of males and a number of them
began displaying weapons, some of which were reported to be AK-47
assault rifles. As the number of weapons rose, shots were subsequently
fired and one bullet struck the victim. Friends of Hamilton placed
him in the rear seat of a vehicle and transported him to the intersection
of South Post Oak and Ridgecreek where they flagged down a Houston
police officer. HFD Paramedics were called; however, Hamilton
died prior to their arrival. HPD patrol officers stopped a vehicle
leaving the scene and detained two suspects; however, no charges
have been filed in this case at this time.
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 of Crime
Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.