Surveillance Photos in Fatal Shooting at 10096 South Gessner

June 4, 2008 - Houston police homicide investigators have released surveillance photos of three persons wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of a man at 10096 South Gessner about 6:45 p.m. on May 13.

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

Suspect 3

The persons of interest are described as two black males and one black female. All are in their late 20s to early 30s and are about 5 feet 8 inches tall. The female weighs about 220 pounds and walks with a very distinct and obvious limp. She might have shaved her head since the incident. Both males weigh about 160 to 180 pounds. Surveillance photos of them are attached to this news release.

The three are wanted for questioning in the killing of Joba S. Hawkins, 31, of Houston, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers R.Chappell, S. Anderson and Officer T.T. Pool reported:

Mr. Hawkins was walking in the 10000 block of South Gessner when he began arguing with an unknown person who called him on his cell phone. As Hawkins entered the parking lot of a convenience store at 10096 South Gessner, a four-door gray vehicle, with unknown license plates, arrived and stopped abruptly. A male suspect got out of the vehicle and pointed a pistol at Hawkins. Both men exchanged words before the suspect shot Hawkins. Hawkins ran a short distance, with the suspect chasing him, and fell to the ground. The suspect shot Hawkins again, ran to the waiting vehicle and then fled. There were possibly two other unidentified persons waiting inside the vehicle.

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

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

HPD is Hiring!