Fatal Shooting at 9400 North Freeway

April 9, 2009 - Investigators in the Houston Police Department's Robbery Division are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect wanted in the robbery of a loan service shop in northwest Houston on March 20.

The suspect is described only as a black male in his mid-twenties, about 6 feet tall, weighs about 250 pounds and has a rough, dark complexion.

Suspect Suspect

On March 20, the suspect entered EZ Loan Services at 9560 Kempwood and inquired about a loan. The suspect then left the business and later returned stating he was waiting for his girlfriend. According to a store clerk, the suspect looked over the shoulders of customers she was waiting on and, at one point, followed a customer out of the store. The suspect then retuned to the store a third time and approached the counter. As he grabbed another loan application, the suspect pulled out a pistol, pointed it at the clerk's face, walked around the counter and demanded the money. As the clerk removed the money from the register, the suspect grabbed her arm and demanded the money from the safe. When the clerk told the suspect she could not open the safe, he demanded her money and car keys. When the clerk stated she had no money or a car the suspect then repeatedly demanded she turn off the security camera. When the clerk stated she could not turn off the camera the suspect demanded she sit on the floor and threatened to shoot her if she got up. The suspect then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Anyone with information on the identity of the wanted suspect is urged to call the HPD Robbery Division at 713-308-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Inc. #040286009

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

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