June 23, 2014 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another at 9425 Country Creek Drive about 7:40 a.m. on Sunday (June 22).
The identity of the deceased male victim, 44, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. A second male victim, 30, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R. Rodriguez and Senior Police Officer M. Condon reported:
Both victims were at the H2O night club at the above address and were seen going inside and outside the club several times. As the club was closing, both men attempted to return, however club security advised them to leave. When security personnel confronted the men, the situation began to escalate and one of the men began taking video with his cell phone. At that time, the suspect, accompanying the club security guard, took the phone from the man and then produced a gun and struck the other man in the face, as he attempted to help his friend get his cell phone back. Both groups then separated and the security guard and the suspect went back inside the club. After several minutes, the security guard, accompanied by the suspect, went outside to the parking lot and confronted the two men again. The suspect, without provocation, fatally shot one man and then wounded the friend (owner of the cell phone) as he attempted to run away.
The suspect fled the scene in a maroon Ford Expedition. He is described only as a black male with a dark complexion, in his mid 30s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 250 pounds.
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.