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Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Stabbing at 9406 Redford

August 18, 2011 - Houston police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man at 9406 Redford #19 about 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 17).

The victim, Michael Cortez, 22, suffered a stab wound to the neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Deese and Officer B. Oxspring reported:

Patrol offciers responded to a suicide-in-progress call at the above location.  Officers arrived and found Mr. Cortez unresponsive on the landing outside his second-floor apartment.  Responding HFD emergency personnel then pronounced Cortez dead.

A female person of interest who lived with Cortez was detained for questioning, but has not been charged in this incident.

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/KJS  8-18-11
Inc. #106823811


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