Incident at 5112 Antoine #B
January 21, 2007 --Houston police
are investigating 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.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Binford and
Officer R. Swainson reported:
Officers initially responded to the above 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 an
unknown patron, who on at least one previous occasion had attempted
to bring a gun into the club. During the argument, this unidentified
patron produced a pistol and shot Ball in front of several witnesses.
The suspect (patron) fled and witnesses rendered first aid to
Ball and then drove him to the hospital.
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime
Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at