POLICE Department

Investigation into Female Found Fatally Shot at 2400 Staples

September 6, 2016 - Houston police are investigating the death of a woman found at 2400 Staples at about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday (Sept. 4).

The victim, Viola Pickney, 33, of Houston, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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

Officers responded to a report of a shooting call at the above address and discovered Ms. Pickney lying in a vacant field, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  At this time, there are no known witnesses nor suspect(s).

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/JFC   9-6-16
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