Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 8801 South Braeswood #1406

December 29, 2011 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a male at 8801 South Braeswood #1406 about 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday (Dec. 28).

The male victim, 28, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Deese and Officer M. Condon reported:

The victim and his wife were inside their apartment when two black males knocked at the door. The victim's wife let them inside and moments later heard gunshots. She then discovered her husband lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The two suspects fled the scene on foot. They are described only as black males with stocky builds, dressed in black clothing, who may have had their faces covered as they fled. One suspect may have also been carrying a backpack.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

KJS/JFC 12-29-11
Inc. #166848511

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