Incident at 13000 North Freeway
February 18, 2007 -- Houston
police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman at 13000
North Freeway (Interstate 45) service road about 11 a.m. on Saturday
The victim, 17, suffered a gunshot wound to the
back and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital where she was pronounced
dead. Her identity is pending notification to family members by
the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.E. Elliott and
Officer J.C. Bonaby reported:
The victim was the front right seat passenger
in a green Honda Accord that was traveling south on the North
Freeway service road from Rankin Road. A juvenile male, 15, sitting
in the back seat, behind the victim, was handling a semiautomatic
pistol when it discharged. The bullet penetrated the front seat
and struck the victim.
The driver of the vehicle and suspect took the
victim to a local hospital. The driver, witnesses and suspect
initially lied about how the shooting occurred, but after questioning
changed their stories and told the truth. The pistol was said
to be thrown out of the vehicle near the North Shepherd curve,
however a search of the area was not successful.
No charges have been filed in this case at this
time and the investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information regarding this case or
the location of the pistol is asked to contact the HPD Homicide
Division at 713-308-3600.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at