Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 9550 Longpoint

March 20, 2014 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 9550 Longpoint about 9:30 p.m. on Thursday (March 19).

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

HPD Homicide Division Police Officers M. Arrington and C. Hogue reported:

A male told police he was playing with a pistol he believed was unloaded and accidentally fired it, striking the victim in the head.  The victim was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  
Currently, there are no charges in this case.  However, the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

KJS/VHS  3-20-15
Inc. #034581415

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.