Incident at 3204 Hinton
December 25, 2007 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and the fatal stabbing of another man at 3204 Hinton about 4:30 a.m. today (December 25).
The victim, Jerome Johnson, 37, of 3204 Hinton, suffered a stab wound to the chest and was transported to Doctor’s Hospital-Tidwell where he was pronounced dead. A second victim, Rudolf Zapata, 32, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital, where he later died.
HPD Homicide Division Officers A. Brown and R. Swainson reported:
Zapata and a female friend went to a residence located at 3204 Hinton to conduct a drug transaction and while inside the house, Zapata and Johnson got into an argument. Zapata stabbed Johnson, ran out of the house with a knife in his hand, got into the waiting vehicle and told the female to drive away. As the vehicle pulled away from the house, someone, possibly Johnson, fired a single shot through the passenger side of the vehicle and struck Zapata.
The female, who has not been identified, was not injured.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.