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Composite Sketch of Suspect in Fatal Shooting at 4300 North Shepherd

November 23, 2010 - Investigators in the Houston Police Department Homicide Division have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a male at 4300 North Shepherd about 11:45 p.m. on Sunday (Nov. 21).

The suspect is described only as a black male, 25 to 30 years old, medium complexion, thin build (about 140 pounds), with corn rows in his hair and diamond stud earrings in each ear.  He was driving a silver or gray Buick, possibly a Le Sabre, late 1990s model with tinted windows and a paper plate with unknown numbers.   A composite sketch of the suspect and a photo of a vehicle similar to the wanted vehicle are attached to this news release. 

The victim, Augustine Jose Flores, 16, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W.R. Elsbury and Senior Police Officer R.P. Martinez reported: 

Mr. Flores was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on North Shepherd when he was shot.  The shooting happened after an unknown suspect and the driver of the vehicle Flores was riding in got into a verbal altercation while stopped at the red light at North Shepherd and Crosstimbers.  

Flores was transported by private vehicle to the hospital where he died. 

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

composite sketchA photo of a vehicle similar to the wanted vehicle
KJS/JKS  11-23-10
Inc. #052725309

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