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Update on Incident at 8601 Southwest Freeway

February 5, 2007 --Houston police homicide investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying individuals driving in two suspicious vehicles during the fatal shooting of a man at 8601 Southwest Freeway about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday (Feb. 4).

Investigators released photos matching the description of two different Cadillac models seen leaving the scene of the murder. One vehicle, believed to be a 1975 El Dorado convertible, is candy apple red. The second vehicle, believed to be a 1985 smaller-model El Dorado convertible, is pearl white. Both vehicles have a spare tire on the trunk and “Swanger” rims, and are described as show or display cars.

Photos of both Cadillac models similar to those described by witnesses are attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim, who died at the scene, is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M.W. McStravick, C.E. Elliott and Officers B.D. Evans and J.C. Bonaby reported:

The victim confronted the suspect in the parking lot of a gas station. The suspect, an unknown light-skinned black male, shot the victim several times and fled in the white Cadillac. Witnesses reported seeing a second Cadillac (red), believed to be involved in the shooting, also flee the scene.

Anyone with information on any vehicle that matches the description of those in the photos or on possible suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Updated JFC 2-5-07
NJM 2/4/07
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.