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Incident at 3700 Old Spanish Trail

June 3, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man found in the 3700 block of Old Spanish Trail about 3 a.m. today (June 3).

The victim, identified as Henry Harry Syptak Jr., 50, of 870 Corvette Lane suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm and chest. He was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S.H. Kennedy and Officer I.F. Flores Jr. reported:

Officers were dispatched to a major accident and saw the victim slumped over the steering wheel of a Dodge Ram truck. The man was taken out of the vehicle and loaded into an ambulance. It was at that time, paramedics determined the man was shot.

Witnesses and investigators said the victim drove from an unknown location to Old Spanish Trail at La Salette. That is where his truck hit a street sign and stopped.

Anyone with information in this incident is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/DWR 6-3-05
Inc #085115905

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