Update on Incident at 5112 Antoine #B
February 10, 2007 -- A suspect
has been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of a man at
5112 Antoine #B about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 20).
The victim is identified as Christopher L. Ball,
30, of 5022 Holly Brook. He suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced
dead at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital.
The suspect, Donnel Raymund Polk (b/m, DOB: 3-2-80),
is charged with murder in the 184th State District Court.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Binford and
Officer R. Swainson reported:
Officers initially responded to Memorial Hermann
Northwest Hospital regarding a shooting victim at the location.
There, officers learned the shooting occurred at “Tha Trap,”
an after hours club at 5112 Antoine. Investigators were told Mr.
Ball was a doorman and bouncer at the club. He apparently had
an argument with Polk, who on at least one previous occasion had
attempted to bring a gun into the club. During the argument, Polk
produced a pistol and shot Ball in front of several witnesses.
Polk fled and witnesses rendered first aid to Ball and then drove
him to the hospital.
Update: JGA 2-10-07
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