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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.

NJM/JFC 3/18/06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.