POLICE Department

Investigation into Male's Death at 12811 East Freeway

May 8, 2017 - Houston police are investigating the death of a male found at 12811 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) at about 11 p.m. last Friday (May 5).

The identity of the male is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Chebret and Senior Police Officer M. Waters II reported:

The on-duty clerk at the Citgo service station at the above address was notified by a customer of a male inside a vehicle in the station's parking lot who appeared to have suffered a gunshot wound.  The clerk contacted 9-1-1 and the male was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

During the course of the investigation, it was found the deceased male may have been involved in a home invasion in the City of La Porte and was shot by the homeowner.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the La Porte Police Department at 281-471-2141 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JKS/JFC  5-8-17
Inc. #056533617

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