POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 8849 Braesmont

September 5, 2017 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8849 Braesmont about 7 p.m. on August 27.  

The victim, William Lawrence Duncan, 43, of Houston, was transported to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant B. Thomas and Officer R. Moss reported:  

HPD patrol officers attempted to respond to a shooting at the above address but could not reach the apartment complex due to high water.  HPD SWAT officers managed to reach the location by air boat and found Mr. Duncan had been transported to the hospital.  

Further investigation determined Lawrence had gotten into a disturbance at a convenience store at 5402 Birdwood.  As the disturbance carried over into the parking lot, store clerks intervened and broke up the fight..  Lawrence then walked away toward the apartment complex.  A short time later, he was shot in the complex parking lot.  

The suspect is described only as a short Hispanic male in his mid 20s with a low-fade haircut.  

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.  

VHS/JFC  9-5-17
Inc.. #108506017

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