POLICE Department

Investigation into Shooting at 7997 West Airport Boulevard

February 9, 2021 - Houston police are investigating the shooting of a man at 7997 West Airport Boulevard about 6 p.m. on Monday (Feb. 8).

The victim, Mark Jefferson, 52, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officer J. Cimeni reported:

Mr. Jefferson was inside his vehicle parked at the gas station at the above address when a black male suspect parked his vehicle next to Jefferson's car.  The two men got into a discussion that escalated when the suspect pulled a gun and fired shots at Jefferson.  As the suspect fled the scene in a black Chrysler 300, Jefferson returned fire.  It is unknown if the suspect was struck.

Paramedics treated Jefferson for wounds to his abdomen and arm, and transported him to a hospital. 

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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