Incident at 2200 Bringhurst

June 9, 2007 - The fatal shooting of a man at 2200 Bringhurst about 7 p.m. on Friday (June 8) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The victim, Gerald Tyrone Butler, 29, of 1409 Featherstone, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital, where he later died. Investigators questioned the shooter, 45, and was released pending further investigation.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants A Semmelrock and M. Walker reported:

Mr. Butler verbally threatened people while displaying a handgun in front of a residence in the 2200 block of Bringhurst. Butler made a threatening motion and fired his weapon at an unknown male (the shooter) and others in the area, and was shot once by the male.

VHS/JFC 6-9-07
Inc# 84580507

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