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Houston Police Department
Fatal Shooting at 6220 Fairdale

October 24, 2011 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 6220 Fairdale about 9:10 p.m. on Sunday (Oct. 23).

The victim, Esvin Sabonluis, 27, of the above address, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer R. Swainson and Officer C. Sturdivant reported:

Mr. Sabonluis and his wife were walking from their apartment to their vehicle in the parking lot when they were approached and greeted casually by two unknown black male suspects. As Sabonluis and his wife got into their vehicle, the suspects robbed them at gunpoint. While demanding the victims' property, the suspects shot and killed Sabonluis. It is believed the suspects then fled the scene on foot.

The suspects are described only as two black males in their early to mid 20s, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, dark skin and thin builds.

Further investigation determined the suspects had arrived at the Fairdale location in a vehiclestolen in a robbery at 12475 Woodforest on Saturday (Oct. 22). In that incident, a male victim was robbed of his vehicle, wallet and cell phone by four black male suspects. The vehicle, a black Chevrolet Avalanche, was abandoned at the Fairdale location.

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

VHS/JFC 10-24-11
Inc. #137846011

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