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Incident at 6415 Sherman

September 24, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and wounding of another at 6415 Sherman about 1:20 a.m. today (Sept. 24).

The identity of the deceased victim is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. A second person suffered one gunshot wound and was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants C.W. Howard Jr. and M.W. McStravick reported:

The victim entered the backyard of the residence at 6415 Sherman and met up with a resident and visitor at the home. The victim asked to use a bicycle that was in the backyard. While he was speaking with the two individuals, a Hispanic male suspect armed with a weapon walked into the backyard and began to argue with the victim. During the argument, the suspect shot the victim multiple times. A second person standing nearby was also wounded by the gunfire. The suspect then fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to early 30s. He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs between 190 to 220 pounds. Witnesses said he has a chubby build and a shaved head. The suspect was last seen wearing dark shorts or pants and no shirt.

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.

JFC 9-24-06
Inc #147599606

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