Fatal Shooting at 10615 Beechnut #501

August 25, 2008 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and wounding of another at 10615 Beechnut #501 about 8 p.m. last Friday (August 22).

The victim, Frederick Johnson, 28, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead. A second male victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was also transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest where he was treated and released.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. A. Odom and Officer J. L. Coffelt reported:

Witnesses stated two unknown male suspects forced their way into apartment #501 at 10615 Beechnut and demanded property. Johnson and a second male inside the apartment got into a physical fight with both suspects. At some point during the argument, Johnson and the second male were shot.

The suspects are described only as black males.

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

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