POLICE Department

Investigation into Incident at 13717 South Post Oak Road

March 21, 2016 - Houston police are asking for the public's help in identifying a male found critically injured at 13717 South Post Oak Road about 5:30 a.m. on Sunday (March 20).  

The victim, in his 30s or 40s, suffered severe burns and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in critical condition.  He is described only as a black male, about 6 feet tall and weighing 250 pounds.  He has black hair and a black beard.  He wore a shirt with the logo "City of Pearland" on the front, black pants and black slippers.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant W. Elsbury and Senior Police Officer R. Martinez reported:  

An employee of a gas station at the above address heard an explosion and then saw flames coming into the store from a common wall that connects to an outside bathroom.  The employee managed to extinguish the flames and, hearing screams from inside the bathroom, went outside and called 9-1-1.  The victim was discovered inside the locked bathroom with severe burns and a strong smell of gasoline. Paramedics transported the man to the hospital.  He had no identification on his person.  
Anyone with information on the victim's identity or in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.  

VHS/JFC  3-21-16
Inc. #035667416

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