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Houston Police Department

Fatal Shooting at 4526 Saunders

October 8, 2010 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 4526 Saunders about 4 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7).

The victim, Thomas James Ballantyne, 52, of the above address, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Torres and Officer B. Oxspring reported:

Mr. Ballantyne was found deceased on the driveway of his residence. It is believed he was robbed and shot multiple times in a drug-related incident. Although there are no known witnesses to the shooting, neighbors and coworkers told investigators an unknown black male in an older, white vehicle has been seen at Ballantyne’s home every Thursday evening to conduct what appeared to be drug transactions.

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.

JFC/JKS 10-8-10
Inc #142669710

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