Truck Driver Fatally Shot at 9004 North Freeway

June 9, 2008 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 9004 North Freeway about 10:40 p.m. on Sunday (June 8).

The victim, 31, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants M. W. McStravick and P. J. LeBlanc reported:

The victim, a fuel truck driver, was delivering fuel to a Mobil station at 9004 North Freeway when he was approached by a male suspect who tried to rob him. As both men struggled, the suspect shot the victim several times. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

The suspect is described only as a black male, 18 to 20 years of age, about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a thin build and a dark complexion. He was wearing a dark colored sweat suit with a matching stripe down the pants’ legs and the jacket sleeves, and a dark colored baseball cap.

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

Inc. #084696308

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