Fatal Shooting at 10096 South Gessner

May 14, 2008 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 10096 South Gessner about 7 p.m. on Tuesday (May 13).

The victim, Joba S. Hawkins, 31, of Houston, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer S. Anderson and Officer T.T. Pool reported:

Mr. Hawkins was walking in the 10000 block of South Gessner about 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday 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 briefly before the suspect shot Hawkins. Hawkins ran a short distance, with the suspect chasing him, and then fell to the ground. The suspect shot Hawkins again, ran to the waiting vehicle and then fled the scene. There were possibly two other unidentified persons waiting inside the vehicle during the shooting and when the vehicle sped off.

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

Inc. #070490108

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

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