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Incident at 9400 Randolph

May 7, 2006 -- Houston police are searching for the person who shot and killed a 22-year-old man on Saturday, May 6, 2006 about 11:50 p.m. in the 9400 block of Randolph.

Witnesses told HPD Homicide Division Sergeant Mike Scott and Officer Curtis Scales that Ivan Barrera of 8051 Botany was standing beside his vehicle in the 9400 block of Randolph talking on his cell phone. A white 4-door vehicle, possibly a Ford Crown Victoria or a Mercury Gran Marquis with dark tinted windows, approached Barrera with its lights off. When the vehicle stopped, Barrera walked to the front passenger window and was shot in the head. Barrera was transported to Southeast Memorial Hospital where he died from his injuries.

The vehicle went south on Randolph toward Almeda Genoa. Family members of Barrera told investigators that the same vehicle was seen at least twice driving in the area before the shooting.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

AW/ MES 5-7-06
Inc # 071145406

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