Incident at 3435 Walnut Bend Lane #3011

June 27, 2007 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 3534 Walnut Bend Lane #3011 about 7 a.m. on Tuesday (June 26).

The victim, Melvin Douglas Silas Jr., 43, of 3435 Walnut Bend Lane #3011, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Cruz Jr. and Officers R. Cervantes and J. Roque reported:

Officers responded to a call at the Walnut Bend Apartments and found Mr. Silas deceased inside his apartment. Further investigation determined an unknown suspect entered Mr. Silas’ apartment and after a struggle, shot Silas in the arm and back.

There was no sign of forced entry. Evidence recovered at the scene and the appearance of the apartment with its lack of furnishings suggested it might have been used as a location to sell drugs.

Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect or this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

VHS/JFC 6-27-07
Inc# 94099207

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