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Traffic Incident at 1800 Quitman

May 27, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating an apparent hit-and-run fatal traffic accident at 1800 Quitman about 12:40 a.m. today (May 27).

The identity of the deceased male victim, believed to be in his early 20s, is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner*s office.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D.S. Runyan and Officer T.D. Houston reported:

Officers were called to 1800 Quitman on reports of a robbery-in-progress, with a man lying on the street. Officers arrived and found the victim dead and believed he had been run over by at least one vehicle. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots about the same time as the original call to police, so patrol officers called homicide investigators to the scene. Homicide investigators did not find any evidence at the scene to indicate the victim had been shot and a medical examiner*s investigator also found no evidence the victim had suffered a gunshot wound.

Pending further investigation and autopsy results, this incident has been ruled a hit-and-run fatal traffic accident with no known witnesses or suspect(s).

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Mobility Incident Management Division at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC 5-27-06
Inc #082443406

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