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Incident at 8901 Bissonnet

December 31, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of two men at 8901 Bissonnet about 1:30 a.m. today (Dec. 31).

The first victim has been identified as Keith Hayes, 19, of 2717 Orchid in New Orleans, Louisiana. The other male victim is identified as Calvin Clay, 23, of an unknown address in Louisiana. Both victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital by private vehicle. Hayes was pronounced dead upon arrival and Clay died several hours later.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant P. Motard and Officer C.P. Abbondandolo reported:

According to witnesses, the victims and the suspect are all from New Orleans, Louisiana and had relocated to Houston after Hurricane Katrina. The victims traveled between Houston and Louisiana in order to work. Earlier today, both victims drove back to Houston after work and stopped along the way to pick up several friends. The group arrived at an apartment complex located at 8901 Bissonnet and entered apartment #334 at approximately 1:30 a.m.

Shortly after their arrival at the apartment, Hayes got into an altercation with an occupant known as "Al". The suspect produced a pistol and shot both victims. After the shooting, the suspect jumped from a second floor balcony and fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s. He was approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall with a slim build. He has long hair styled in braids and has an alias of "Al". The victims and the suspect all know one another from Louisiana.

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.

NJM 12/31/05

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