Update On Incident at 6700 Ridgeway

October 26, 2007 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man in the 6700 block of Ridgeway about 12:10 a. m. Tuesday (October 23).

The suspect, Desmond DeShay Ford (b/m, DOB: 3-5-78), is charged with murder in the 337th State District Court.

The male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant E. Cisneros and Officer J. Robles reported:

Officers responded to a shooting call in the 6700 block of Ridgeway and observed the victim lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound to his face. HFD paramedics were called to scene however the victim did not survive his injuries.

A follow-up investigation identified Ford as a suspect and on Wednesday (October 24) he was arrested and charged in this case.

Update: VHS/JGA 10-26-07
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