POLICE Department

Investigation into Man's Death at 8300 Winkler

May 26, 2017HOUSTON - Houston police are investigating the death of a man that occurred at 8300 WInkler at about 11:40 p.m. on Thursday (May 25). 

The identity of the victim, 33, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. 

HPD Homicide Division Officers E. Aguilera and K. Heaverlo reported: 

For unknown reasons, the victim entered the roadway at the above address, stopped traffic and got into an altercation with the driver of a pickup truck.  The argument escalated and the driver intentionally struck the victim with his vehicle and then fled the scene.  The victim was transported by HFD paramedics to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

The vehicle is described only as a dark-colored, single cab Ford pickup truck with tinted windows. 

Anyone with information in this case or on the identity of the wanted driver is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS. 

VHS/JKS  5-26-17
Inc. #065711217

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