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Incident at 8309 Hanfro

April 6, 2007 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8309 Hanfro about 2 a.m. today (Apr. 6).

The victim, Donald C. Cornett, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants L.A. Flores and O. Belmarez reported:

Officers responded to the scene and saw Mr. Cornett lying on the front porch of his residence where paramedics pronounced him dead. Witnesses told investigators that two suspects entered the enclosed front porch and attempted to rob Cornett. They said Cornett struggled with the suspects and was then shot. The suspects fled in an unknown type small vehicle, gray or blue in color.

Witnesses said both suspects were black males. One was described only as being 20 to 30 years old, dark complected, heavy set, and wearing a red over white shirt. The other was described as being about 50 years old, medium build, and wearing all black.

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/GO 4-6-07
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.