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Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 1200 Barkley

October 24, 2011 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found at 1200 Barkley about 6:15 a.m. on Sunday (Oct. 23).

The victim, believed to be 35-40 years old, suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Science.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officers B. Nabors and R. Moreno reported:

A citizen walking in the 1200 block of Barkley observed the victim lying in a ditch. He then went to a nearby convenience store where he called 911. Residents along the street reported to HPD investigators hearing a gunshot about two hours earlier at 4:15 a.m.

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

KJS/JFC 10-24-11
Inc. #137584811

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