Incident at 7425 Avenue E

August 2 , 2007 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 7425 Avenue E about 12 a.m. today (August 2).

The victim, Ernesto Escamilla, 21, of 7425 Avenue E, suffered a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will determine the exact manner of death.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Evans and Officer J. Coffelt reported:

Officers responded to a shooting just occurred at a residence and discovered Mr. Escamilla was being transported to the hospital with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Escamilla’s ex-girlfriend stated she received a call from Escamilla requesting she immediately come to the residence. Upon arriving, she discovered Escamilla had been shot

Further investigation, statements from family members and additional evidence collected from the scene indicated the shooting was possibly self-inflicted. Escamilla reportedly attempted to take his life two weeks prior to this incident.

VHS/JGA 8-2-07
Inc.# 113662907

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