Fatal Shooting at 8400 Jason
March 16, 2009 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found in the 8400 block of Jason about 2:50 p.m. on Friday (March 13).
The victim, Justin Johnson, 22, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Odom and Senior Police Officer J. Coffelt reported:
Patrol officers responded to a shooting in progress call in the 8400 block of Jason and found Mr. Johnson lying on the side of the street. According to witnesses, Johnson had just parked his car on the side of the street in front of his apartment at the Braeburn Colony Apartments. As Johnson exited his vehicle, an unknown suspect approached him and both men exchanged words. The suspect then produced a handgun, shot Johnson, and was then seen taking a white plastic bag belonging to Johnson.
The suspect, described only as a black male, then fled the scene in a red, newer model Toyota Camry.
Anyone with information on 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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