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