POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 8442 Tavenor Lane

July 31, 2015 - Houston police are investigating the apparent accidental shooting of a juvenile at 8442 Tavenor Lane about 5 p.m. on Thursday (July 30).  

The victim, 8, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Officers T. Colbert and R. Klementich reported:  

The victim and another juvenile, 11, were playing with a gun upstairs in a residence at the above address.  The gun accidentally discharged and the victim was struck.  Two female juveniles, who were present at the time, ran to a neighbor's house and told adults of the shooting.  HPD patrol officers responded to the scene and found the male juvenile deceased.  

No charges have been filed at this time, as the investigation is continuing.  

VHS/JKS  7-31-15
Inc. #098472415


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