investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7001 Ashcroft
January 9, 2017 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of two men that occurred at 7001 Ashcroft about 8:15 p.m. on Sunday (January 8).
The identities of both men are pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Homicide Division Officers R. Ridel and R. Moss reported:
A husband (victim) and his wife were coming home from the grocery store when they were approached by a suspect who demanded their property at gunpoint. The victim pulled out a weapon, and he and the suspect then exchanged gunfire. Both men were struck and transported to an area hospital where they were both pronounced dead.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.