POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 8700 Gulf Freeway

January 4, 2021 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8700 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) service road about 7:35 p.m. last Friday (Jan. 1).

The identity of the victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Officers J. Pickett and R. Waterwall reported:

Officers were dispatched to a shooting call at an apartment complex at the above address and observed an open apartment door and the victim unresponsive on a couch inside.  He had suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced deceased. 

A preliminary investigation indicated the shooting was possibly drug-related.

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.

JFC/KJS      1-4-21
Inc #000399121

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