Houston Police Department
Surveillance Video of Male Wanted for Questioning in Woman's Death at 7800 Westheimer

October 15, 2012 - Houston police homicide investigators have released a surveillance video of a male wanted for questioning in the death of a woman in a traffic accident at 7800 Westheimer about 7 a.m. on October 11.

The male is a person of interest in the death of Samantha Dorsey, 23, of Houston.

Surveillance video of the male (and his gold Mustang) just prior to the incident is posted on the HPD YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qP8BBqAFEgg

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Tolls, Senior Police Officer R. Cervantes and Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Hall reported:

About 6:45 a.m. last Thursday, Ms. Dorsey and her friends were leaving the Walmart on Dunvale at Westheimer when they were involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown black male. This altercation spilled out onto Westheimer, where the two parties apparently continued to argue as they drove inbound on Westheimer. Witnesses said it appeared the black male, driving a gold Mustang with a red pinstripe, threw out what appeared to be a bottle at the vehicle Samantha and her friends were driving in. This action may have caused the driver of the other vehicle to lose control. The vehicle ultimately struck a traffic pole, causing Samantha to be ejected from the vehicle. She died as a result of her injuries. The other two occupants of this vehicle were taken to the hospital, treated for minor injuries and released.

The driver of the gold Mustang left the scene. He was described as a black male, about 6 foot 2 inches tall, about 25 years of age, with short hair tied into little spikes as if he was going to grow dreadlocks or braids. He had no facial hair and had slits shaved into one of his eyebrows, possibly his left one. He was also described as having a New Orleans accent.

Anyone recognizing the male in the surveillance video or with any information in this incident is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/VHS 10-15-12
Inc #129006612-K


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