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Incident at 12818 Huntington Venture Drive

February 3, 2007 -- A suspect wanted for a murder in Huntsville, Texas, was found dead at 12818 Huntington Venture Drive about 4:35 a.m. today (Feb. 3).

The deceased suspect is identified as John Dennis Kizzee (b/m DOB: 1-15-59). He was pronounced dead at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Houston Police Department Homicide Division Officers T. R. Cunningham and E. Carstens reported:

At the request of the Huntsville Police Department and the Texas Rangers, HPD was asked to arrest a suspect wanted in a February 1 murder in Huntsville. The arrest warrant was classified as being very high risk due to statements the suspect had made about being arrested. The Houston Police Department’s S.W.A.T. and Hostage Negotiation Teams went to the location on Huntington Venture. While in the process of executing the warrant, the suspect committed suicide with a gunshot wound to the head.

As is customary in in-custody deaths in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions.

MES/JFC 2-3-07
Inc. #016804307

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