POLICE Department

Update: Investigation into Two Deaths at 1095 Marjorie

December 31, 2015 - Houston police have learned the identities of a male and a female found deceased following a fire at 1095 Marjorie about 12:45 a.m. today.  

The male victim, Gavonte Antwon Atkins, 27, suffered apparent gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.  A second victim, Dorothy Lee Carter, 75, was transported to an area hospital where she later died from apparent smoke inhalation.  

HPD Homicide Division Officers S. Spivey and W. Huff reported:  

HPD patrol officers, along with Houston Fire Department emergency personnel, responded to a house fire at the above address.  HFD firefighters located the female victim alive inside the residence and she was immediately transported to the hospital.  The male victim was also found deceased inside the residence. 

Further investigation determined a vehicle belonging to the male was missing from the residence.  It is believed to be stolen and is described as a 2002 blue Buick LeSabre with Texas license plates BN6 H224.  

At this time, there are no known witnesses nor suspects.  

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.  

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