December 13, 2013 - Houston police are investigating the shooting of a man at 10601 Edgar about 5:15 p.m. on Thursday (Dec. 12).
The victim, Samuel Quinton Thompson, 23, of Houston, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Brady and Officers E. Zugner and J. Dominguez reported:
Three males in their late teens to early 20s, and all acquaintances, got into a vehicle to conduct a narcotics transaction. One of the males pulled out a gun and a struggle ensued. At some point during the struggle, Mr. Thompson was shot. The suspect fled the scene on foot. The driver of the vehicle drove to a vacant lot in the 9500 block of Scott Street and called 9-1-1. Thompson was then taken by HFD paramedics to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.
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.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.