Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7900 Betty Boop

January 9, 2015 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found at 7900 Betty Boop about 6 a.m. on Thursday (January 8).  

The victim, Cylde Parson, 58, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. Murdock and Senior Police Officer B. Evans reported:  

A witness reported hearing a gunshot at about 5 a.m. while getting ready for work.  As he later drove down the street, the witness saw Mr. Parson lying in a ditch along the roadway.  The witness then returned to his home and called 9-1-1.  HFD paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Parson deceased.  

At this time, there is no known motive nor suspect(s).  

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.  

VHS/JKS  1-9-15
Inc. #003055715

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