Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 5418 Gessner

November 15, 2013 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 5418 Gessner about 8:35 p.m. on Thursday (Nov. 14).

The victim, Markus Lynn Holden, 43, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Brady and Officers J. Dominguez and E. Zugner reported:

Several males armed with guns went into the Super John Food Store at the above address and robbed the business.  During the robbery, Mr. Holden, a customer, was fatally shot.

Investigators are interviewing witnesses and reviewing possible surveillance video of the incident.  It appears two to four black male suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction.

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.

JFC      11-15-13
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