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Incident at 5600 North Freeway

February 18, 2007 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 5600 North Freeway (Interstate 45) about 8:15 p.m. on Saturday (February 17).

The victim, 29, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. McStravick and Officers E. Carstens and T. Andrade reported:

The victim was driving his vehicle south on the North Freeway mainlanes when the vehicle suddenly veered across several lanes of traffic, onto and across the service road before crashing through a fence. The vehicle came to rest in the grassy area of a nearby church. Witnesses initially believed the incident was a traffic accident, however it was later determined that the victim had been shot.

A well kept, four-door maroon Buick or similar type sedan was seen speeding away from the location at the time of the incident. Investigators would like to speak to the occupants of this vehicle.

There is no known motive at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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