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Houston Police Department

Investigation Into Male's Death at 5400 Wheatley

October 13, 2010 - Houston police are investigating the death of a man found in the 5400 block of Wheatley about 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 12).

The victim, 32, suffered a possible gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Torres and Senior Police Officer J. Johnston reported:

The victim was found lying in a drainage ditch. Shortly afterward, an abandoned vehicle was recovered in southwest Houston with physical evidence inside of it believed related to the male's death. Robbery is believed to be the motive in this incident.

There are no know suspects at this time.

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.

VHS/JFC 10-13-10
Inc. #145085910

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