Houston Police Department
Investigation into Man Found Fatally Shot at 4500 Richey Road

December 16, 2013 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found at 4500 Richey Road about 10:30 a.m. last Friday (Dec. 13).

The victim, Jawon Carson, 35, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant T. Biggs and Senior Police Officer R. Bolton reported.

A witness found the victim under the bridge near the bayou at the above address. The witness then notified another individual who called 911 and reported the incident. HPD patrol officers responded and found Mr. Carson deceased.

Further investigation determined that on December 8, Carson was with a witness at his Houston home when he (Carson) went downstairs. Moments later, the witness heard gunshots. The witness ran to a balcony, but was unable to locate Carson. The witness then called Carson's family, who called 911. Harris County Sheriff's deputies responded and filed a missing person report.

On Saturday (Dec. 14), Carson was identified by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

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

KJS/JFC 12-16-13
Inc. #154849013

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