Update on Incident at 8700 Gustine Lane
March 17, 2007 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man at 8700 Gustine Lane about 10:45 p.m. on Thursday (March 15).
The suspect, Dasmin Hikiem Pierre (b/m, 9/2/87), has been charged with murder in the 183rd State District Court and has not been arrested at this time. He is described as a black male, 19 years old, 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build. He has gold teeth and is known by the street name of “Rock.”
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Wyers and Officers K. Lovelace and F. Mares reported:
HPD officers found the victim, identified as John Henry Matthews, 23, of 8700 Gustine Lane, shot in the backseat of a Mercury Sable parked in the apartment complex parking lot. Witnesses reported Matthews and Pierre knew each other and had previously used drugs and conducted drug transactions together. Matthews was taken to Ben Taub General Hospital where he later died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the suspect in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Updated: MES 3-17-07
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