POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 5000 Bennington

August 2, 2016 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 5000 Bennington about 6:45 p.m. on Sunday (July 31).  

The deceased male, Foronado Murphy, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

HPD Homicide Division Officers C. Hogue and T. Miller reported:  

Mr. Murphy was driving on Bennington near the above address when another male, who was known to him, pulled alongside.  Both men got into an argument and, at some point, Murphy was shot.  Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Murphy deceased.   

The shooter has been questioned and released, pending further investigation.  

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


VHS/KJS 8-2-16
Inc. #098020916

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