Incident at 4010 Synott

December 28, 2007 - The fatal shooting of a robbery suspect at 4010 Synott about 2:45 a.m. today (Dec. 28) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The identity of the deceased suspect is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office. The robbery victim, Doo Byung Park, 38, was not injured.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J.J. Brooks and Senior Police Officer R.W. Chappell reported:

Two suspects entered the Valero convenience store located on Synott and robbed Mr. Park, who was working as a clerk at the store. After a struggle at the register, Mr. Park shot at least one of the suspects in order to defend himself, since it was believed one of the suspects was armed with a handgun in his pocket. The suspect died a short distance from the store.

The second suspect was detained and is being questioned by investigators.

GO/JFC 12-28-07
Inc #189366407

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