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Update on Incident at 8800 Hammerly

February 21, 2007 -- One of two men shot at 8800 Hammerly about 11:35 p.m. on Saturday (February 17) has died from his injuries.

The victim, Prisiliano Arizmendez, 47, of 8800 Hammerly #1205, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died on Tuesday (February 20) at Ben Taub General Hospital. The identity of the second victim, who also suffered multiple gunshot wounds, is still unknown at this time. He remains hospitalized.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant E. Gonzalez and R. Chappell reported:

Mr. Arizmendez was leaving a parking lot when the suspect approached him and demanded his wallet. The second victim saw the confrontation as the suspect shot Arizmendez. When the second victim fought with the suspect, he was shot. Both victims were taken to Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing 150 to 170 pounds. He had a shaved head and spoke both English and Spanish. He was seen leaving in a blue, older-model, two-door vehicle, with several other individuals inside.

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.

Update GO/JFC 2-21-07
GO 2-18-07
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.