Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 8047 Grow

May 14, 2012 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8047 Grow about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday (May 13).

The victim, Samuel Moreno-Mares, 25, of the above address, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Biggs and Senior Police Officer T. Miller reported: 

Mr. Moreno-Mares returned home from his job as a DJ and parked his truck in the street in front of his apartment.  At that time, an unknown suspect attempted to rob Moreno-Mares.  Moreno-Mares then ran inside the apartment complex where he was caught and shot. 

Witnesses reported seeing a heavy set black male with short braids running from the location immediately after the shooting. 

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.

VHS/JFC  5-14-12
Inc. #060737412

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