POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 1000 East 40 1/2 Street

July 6, 2020 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 1000 East 40th 1/2 Street about 3:05 p.m. last Thursday (July 2).  

The victim, John Peavy, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.  A second male was transported to an area hospital in an unknown condition.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives E. Martinez and R. Montalvo reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at the above address and found Mr. Peavy deceased in the street and a second male transported by private vehicle to the hospital.  

Further investigation determined a black Chrysler 300 circled the area several times before an unknown male suspect in the passenger seat fired shots at Peavy, killing him and wounding the second male.  

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  7-6-20
Inc. #087024520

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