Incident at 11960 Airline Drive

January 07, 2008 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 11960 Airline Drive about 5:50 a.m. on Sunday (January 6).

The male victim, 21, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Cruz and Officer T. Andrade reported:

The victim and three unidentified persons were in the parking lot of the North Gate Apartments when a male suspect distracted them. While speaking with this suspect, a second suspect attempted to rob the group at gunpoint. During the struggle, the victim was shot.

The suspects, described only as three black males, fled eastbound on Aldine Bender in an unknown white vehicle.

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

VHS/JFC 1-7-08
Inc.# 002584508

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