Houston Police Department
Fatal Shooting at 8750 Broadway

December 29, 2011 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8750 Broadway about 2:10 a.m. today.

The identitiy of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Elliott and Officer M. Stahlin reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above location and found the victim lying below a broken window of apartment #2212. A tenant of the apartment told police the victim arrived at his apartment and was visting with him when several unknown male suspects came to his door and attempted to force their way inside by kicking the door. The suspects then began shooting through the closed door. The victim then attemtpted to get away by jumping through a second floor window and was struck by gunfire. He died at the scene. The suspects fled the scene without entering the apartment.

At this time, there is no known motive for the shooting.

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/JKS 12-29-11
Inc. #166948111

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