Incident at 10161 Westpark

August 6, 2007 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 10161 Westpark about 2:50 a.m. today (Aug. 6).

The victim, Samuel Leon Rodgers, 33, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Harris and Officer T. McCorvey reported:

Tenants at the Parkwest Place apartments heard several gunshots from one of the apartment buildings and called police to report a man had been shot in the doorway of an apartment.

Investigators are pursuing leads relating to a rented red Dodge pickup truck in the parking lot. The keys to the vehicle were found in the apartment where Mr. Rodgers was found. Evidence at the scene indicates this was a drug-related incident and that Rodgers likely knew the suspect(s). Witnesses said Rodgers had been to a nightclub called Ice Age, and investigators are trying to determine if the incident is related to individuals he met during his visit to the club.

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 8-6-07
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