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Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 5445 East Freeway

June 20, 2011 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 5445 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 4:40 p.m. on Friday (June 17).

The male victim, Syed Hussain, 28, of Houston, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Saturday (June 18).

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Carillo and Senior Police Officer H. Chavez reported:

Mr. Hussain was an employee of the Chevron gas station at the above address. Hussain accompanied a fellow employee, who was carrying a large sum of cash, to his vehicle parked next to a gas pump at the station. As Hussain and the other employee neared the employee's car they were approached by a black male suspect who attempted to rob the employee. Hussain and the suspect began struggling over the cash. The suspect then discharged what is believed to be a small handgun and fled northbound on foot. The suspect was not able to obtain any cash.

The suspect is described only as a black male in his late 20s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build and wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants.

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.

JKS/JFC 6-20-11
Inc. #078723411

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