POLICE Department

Investigation into Woman Found Fatally Shot at 8700 Meadowcroft Drive

January 5, 2021 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman found at 8700 Meadowcroft Drive about 11:10 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 4).

The victim, Samanta Zapon, 19, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeants B. Smith and T. Hollohazy reported:

Officers responded to a missing person call in the 10700 block of Westbrae Parkway and were advised by friends of the missing person (Ms. Zapon) on an address where her phone was showing to be located (at 8700 Meadowcroft Drive).

When officers arrived, they observed Zapon's vehicle parked on the street.  Officers and family members then located Zapon in an overgrown area at the end of the street.  She had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest.  Paramedics pronounced her deceased.  

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.



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