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Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 6300 Heatherbloom

January 18, 2011 - The fatal shooting of a robbery suspect at 6300 Heatherbloom about 12:10 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 16) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The deceased male suspect, 34, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.   His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The male shooter, 27, was not injured in this incident.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Roberts and Senior Police Officer R. Cervantes reported:

The suspect, angry from a gambling loss from a pool game several days earlier, went to the victim's residence at the above location, beat on the front door, and rang the doorbell several times.  The victim, who had just gone to bed, got up, retrieved a pistol and went to the door.  As he opened the door, he recognized the suspect as a long-time acquaintance and stepped out to talk to him.   The suspect demanded his money again, referring to the pool game.  When the victim refused, the suspect pulled out a pistol and pointed it at the victim and demanded his money.  The victim produced his pistol and fired several times, striking the suspect.  The suspect then collapsed in the front yard and died at the scene.

No charges have been filed at this time.

VHS/JFC  1-18-11
Inc. #006613911

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