POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7812 Tierwester

July 18, 2016 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 7812 Tierwester #426 about 12:10 a.m. on Sunday (July 17).

The victim, Derek Pierre Lawton, 44, of the above address, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer E. Aguilera and Officers E. Contreras, S. Jimenez and T. Jackson reported:
An unknown suspect or suspects forcibly entered Mr. Lawton's apartment and demanded property.  Lawton was subsequently shot and the suspects fled the scene.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

KJS/JFC 7-18-16
Inc. #091578416

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