Update on Incident at 7100 Touchstone

January 19, 2010 - The fatal shooting of a man found in the 7100 block of Touchstone about 5 a.m. on Dec. 7, 2009 will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The victim, Joseph Lavan Walker, 47, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The male shooter, 27, was not injured in this incident.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Brooks and Senior Police Officer M. Waters reported:

Officers responded to the 7100 block of Touchstone and found Mr. Walker had been shot. He was then taken to the hospital.

Further investigation determined Walker stole property from the residence of the 27-year-old shooter in the early morning hours. As the male was reclaiming his property, he shot in Washington’s direction and fatally struck him.

Update: VHS/KJS 1-19-10
VHS/JFC 12-7-09
Inc. #178575209

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

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