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Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 6401 Cullen

March 1, 2011 - The fatal shooting of a man at 6401 Cullen about 8 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 28) will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.

The deceased male, Courtney Aiken, 28, suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The shooter, Johnnie Patterson, 56, was not injured in this incident.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Torres and Senior Police Officer J. Johnston reported:

Mr. Patterson and suspect Aiken got into an argument when Patterson asked Aiken to leave his business at the above address.  Aiken refused to leave and pulled out a handgun.  Several witnesses then intervened and disarmed Aiken, who then fled the location.  A short time later, Aiken returned and charged at Patterson.  Patterson, fearing that Aiken had obtained another gun, discharged his own gun, striking Aiken one time.

The investigation is continuing.

JKS/JFC 3-1-11
Inc. #025941211

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