POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 415 West Little York

March 20, 2017 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman at 415 West Little York about 2:55 a.m. on Sunday (March 19).

The victim, Essence Derouen, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook and Detective J. Roscoe reported:

Ms. Derouen was alone and sitting in her vehicle, waiting for traffic to clear after the Club Panda closed, when an unknown black male suspect wearing white pants and a blue shirt approached her vehicle and started firing shots.  Derouen was fatally struck and the suspect fled in a light colored, four-door Buick.  It is believed Derouen was not the intended target.

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.

JFC/VHS   3-20-17
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