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Incident at 7900 West Airport

April 27, 2007 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at the 7900 block of West Airport about 10:40 p.m. on Thursday (Apr. 26).

The victim, Xavier Ferguson, 17, of 2911 Ebbtide, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L. Flores and Officer B.D. Evans reported:

Mr. Ferguson and two other males traveled in a silver Lincoln Towncar to a duplex at 7900 West Airport to pick up a family member of the driver. As they arrived at the location, the three men observed a large crowd partially blocking the vehicle’s access to the small driveway of the duplex. After picking up the family member, the men attempted to leave and were confronted by an unknown black male, who ordered the driver out of the Lincoln Towncar. An unknown black female approached and stated the vehicle and its passengers were the wrong people. While the vehicle was stopped, gunshots rang out from an unknown location. One shot entered the Lincoln’s driver side passenger window and struck Mr. Ferguson in the head.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

VHS/JGA 4-27-07
Inc# 060813907

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