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Update: Suspects, Vehicle Sought in Fatal Shooting at 12800 Northborough

January 21, 2011 - Houston police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle and identifying suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a man at 12800 Northborough about 1:10 p.m. on January 13.

The victim, Brandon Trinidad, 20, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are seeking help in locating a vehicle seen fleeing the scene.  It was a two-toned, 2005-2009 Ford Expedition, Eddie Bauer model, with red/maroon over tan/gray.  A surveillance photo of the vehicle is attached to this news release.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Brooks, C. Cegielski, Senior Police Officer T. Hufstedler and Officer R. Olive reported:

Mr. Trinidad and two witnesses were walking near the 12800 block of Northborough when a red sport utility vehicle drove past them and quickly stopped.  A male front seat passenger pointed a handgun at Trinidad and the witnesses and began shooting.  Trinidad was struck and died at the scene. The vehicle was last seen on Northborough traveling toward Rushcreek.

The two suspects are described only as black or Hispanic males in their 20s.

The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or suspects’ identities is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. 

Suspects Vehicle

JFC/KJS   1-21-11
VHS/JFC 1-14-11
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.