POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 13001 North Freeway

May 29, 2019 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 13001 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) service road #122 about 2:15 a.m. today (May 29).

The victim, Ernest Smith, 39, was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives W. Huff and J. Nguyen reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to an assault call at a motel at the above address.  Upon arrival, they found Houston Fire Department paramedics treating Mr. Smith prior to taking him to a hospital.

Witnesses reported hearing arguing and then seeing Smith and two unknown suspects fighting.  During the altercation, Smith was shot.  The suspects fled the scene.

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  5-29-19
Inc. #067618119


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