POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 3545 Blodgett

October 12, 2015 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and the wounding of another man at 3545 Blodgett about 11:50 a.m. on Friday (Oct. 9).

The victim, Brent Demond Randall, 18, of Houston, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The second victim was transported to an area hospital where he remains in stable condition.

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

Mr. Randall and the second victim were standing outside the Texas Southern University Courtyard Apartments at the above address when they were approached by an unknown black male suspect.  The suspect produced a semi-automatic handgun and began firing at the victims, striking both of them.  The suspect then fled into the building and later exited out a side door.  

The suspect is described only as a black male, 22 to 25 years of age, approximately 180 to 190 pounds, 6 feet tall and has dreadlocks.  He was wearing a black shirt and black pants.  The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time. 

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.

JKS/VHS 10-12-15
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