Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 3400 Pease Street

May 17, 2013 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 3400 Pease Street about 11 p.m. on Thursday (May 16).

The victim, Chris Roberts, 47, of Houston, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant E. Cisneros and Senior Police Officer H. Chavez reported:

Mr. Roberts drove his pickup truck to the 3400 block of Pease, an area known for narcotics transactions.  When he stopped outside some vacant houses, he was approached by a group of males.  After talking with one of males, Roberts started to drive away.  As he did so, one of the males fired a gun at Roberts' truck, striking him.  This caused Roberts to crash his pickup truck into a house at 1702 Napoleon.  He was then taken to the hospital where he died.

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  5-17-13

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