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Incident at 5747 Lycomb

May 29, 2006 -- A 53-year-old man is shot and killed by an unknown gunman on Monday, May 29, 2006 at about 12:45 a.m. at 5747 Lycomb.

According to Houston Police Department Homicide Division Sergeants C.W. Howard and M.W. McStravick, the victim, Fortino Olvera Martinez and other relatives were having a gathering in front of their home. One of the family members went to his father's truck to get a beverage from a cooler in the bed of the truck and observed a man lying in the yard of a neighbor. The suspect got up and threatened the family member. After a brief struggle with the suspect, the family member ran back to the home.

Witnesses reported that another suspect armed with a weapon came out of the shadows and both suspects' shot at the home striking Fortino Martinez and another family member. Martinez was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he died from his injuries. The other family member was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspects are described as black males, between the ages of 16 to 20 years old. Both weighed about 140 to 150 pounds.

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 5-29-06
Inc # 83528606-Q

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