Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 2417 Turner

May 21, 2012 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 2417 Turner about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday (May 20).

The victim, Darwin Roberson, 51, of the above address, suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Rhoads and Senior Police Officer M. Miller reported:

Mr. Roberson was walking to a convenience store when he was confronted by two suspects at the end of his driveway.  Roberson, who was unarmed, attempted to flee.  The suspects, armed with assault rifles, fired several times, striking Roberson in the back. Roberson collapsed in his yard and was pronounced dead by responding HFD paramedics.  The suspects fled the scene.

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

KJS/JFC  5-21-12
Inc. #063917012 

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