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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.

JFC 1-21-07
Inc #009712007

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