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Incident at 8100 Filltop

November 15, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 8100 Filltop on November 14, 2006 at 6:25 p.m.

The deceased victim is identified as Ervin Powell, 17, of 8138 Filltop. He sustained a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M.D. Newcomb and Officer A. Mares reported:

Powell was walking with his brother when a large older model black 4-door vehicle with tinted windows passed them. The vehicle, which was occupied by two black males, made a U-turn and backed into a side street. The occupants of the vehicle called Powell over and while talking to him, fired three shots, striking Powell. The vehicle left southbound on Filltop.

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.

JGA/GO 11-15-06

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