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Incident at 5117 April

March 18, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting and stabbing of a man at 5117 April around 11:30 p.m. Friday (Mar. 17).

The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds, a severe neck laceration and his body was partially burned. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Officers I.F. Flores and B.D. Evans reported:

HPD firefighters responding to the scene of a trash dumpster fire at a commercial business complex discovered the body of a male in his mid to late twenties inside the burning demister. Firefighters extinguished the fire and notified HPD officers who arrived minutes later. An on-scene examination by the Medical Examiner's office investigator discovered that the unknown male had two gunshot wounds to the top of the head and a severe laceration to the right side of the neck. There was no identification on the body.

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.

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