Investigation Into Fatal Shooting at 5700 Cornish

August 20, 2009 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the 5700 block of Cornish about 12:30 a.m. today.

The male victim, Hugo Rodriguez, 24, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers R.W. Chappell and D.W. Arnold reported:

Patrol officers observed a black Chevrolet Cobalt traveling northbound in the 2100 block of Arabelle at the intersection of Cornish when the vehicle then swerved and crashed into a ditch in the 5700 block of Cornish. Mr. Rodriguez was found in the driverís seat with a gunshot wound to the head. An unknown suspect was seen fleeing the location on foot southbound on Arabelle towards the East Freeway (Interstate Highway 10 East).

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

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