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Incident at 7200 Mullins

June 24, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the 7200 block of Mullins about 5:50 p.m. on Thursday (June 23).

The victim, Joven Reyes, 56, of 6120 Bellaire Blvd #150 suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C.J. Grysen and Officer D.R. Shorten reported:

The victim was operating an ice cream vending cart. On the top of the cart was a basket that contained snack items. According to a witness, the victim was seen speaking with someone in a small red vehicle. The vehicle sped off and the victim was found on the ground with a gunshot wound.

There are no known witnesses or suspect(s) in this case at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/NJM 6-24-05
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.