POLICE Department

UPDATE: Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 5711 Pershing Street

July 6, 2020 - Houston police have learned a man shot at 5711 Pershing Street about 11:40 p.m. on Saturday (July 4) has died from his wounds. 

The victim, Donovan Carter, 26, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Sturdivant and Detectives C. Sharp and E. May and Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives G. Black and A. Ferrell reported: 

Mr. Carter was at his home at the above address and went outside to retrieve his cell phone.  At that time, an unknown male suspect fired multiple shots at Carter, striking him at least twice.  Houston Fire Department paramedics transported Carter to the hospital.  

The suspect is described only as a black 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.  

UPDATE:  KJS/JFC  7-6-20
VHS/JFC  7-6-20
Inc. #088211220

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