POLICE Department

Investigation into Shooting Incident at 9555 Crofton Street

May 21, 2019 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man and woman in an apparent murder/suicide incident at 9555 Crofton Street about 4:25 p.m. on Monday (May 20).

The victims, Shamala Burks, 34, and Donald Burks, 40, were pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives C. Sharp and J. Brown reported:

The victims were found deceased in their bedroom.  Both had been shot, possibly with a pistol recovered at the scene.  There were no signs of forced entry or struggle within the apartment. 

It is believed this may be a murder/suicide, however the circumstances of the victims' deaths are pending further investigation.

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

KJS/JFC  5-21-19
Inc. #063628719


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