Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 10550 Valley Forge Drive
October 19, 2020 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 10550 Valley Forge Drive that occurred about 5:50 a.m. on October 11.
The victim, Tony Benitez, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene.
HPD Homicide Division Detectives J. Brown and M. Condon reported:
Mr. Benitez was driving through the apartment complex at the above address when he stopped and exited his vehicle. He then got into a verbal altercation with an unknown male suspect. Benitez was armed with a semi-automatic pistol, but it has not been determined at this time if he had the weapon in his hand during the altercation. After a short argument, a shot was fired and Benitez was fatally struck.
The suspect is described only as a Hispanic male, 25 to 30 years of age, with a thin build.
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.