POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 6060 Hooton Drive

October 1, 2021 - The fatal shooting of a man at 6060 Hooten Drive that occurred about 7:05 a.m. today will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.  

The deceased male is identified as Darius Devante Combs.  

The male shooter was not injured in the incident.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Miller and Detective A Barr reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at a motel at the above address and found Mr. Combs deceased from a gunshot wound. 

A preliminary investigation and witness statements indicated Combs was shot after he asked his girlfriend to retrieve his pistol from his hotel room to settle a months-long argument with another male.  After Combs was provided his weapon he walked in a hurried manner toward the male (shooter), who was outside eating.  The male, having heard  Combs' request for his firearm, obtained his weapons and prepared to exchange gunfire.  Combs was then shot and killed.  

The Harris County District Attorney's Office was contacted and the case will be rereferred to a grand jury.  

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