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Incident at 12600 Hillcroft

March 25, 2007 -- Houston police are investigating the death of a man found at 12600 Hillcroft about 5:20 a.m. today (Mar. 25).

The identity of the male victim, who sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, is pending an autopsy by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.O. Scott and Officer C.L. Scales reported:

A passing motorist called 911 after seeing a body lying in the road in the 12600 block of Hillcroft. HPD patrol officers responded and found a Hispanic male dead on the roadway. Investigators responded to the scene and developed information that indicated the victim was involved in a disturbance with two Hispanic males in a white Ford Expedition or Explorer. It appears the victim was shot as the suspects attempted to force him into their vehicle.

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.

NJM 3-25-07
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.