Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 505 West Bell

May 8, 2015 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 505 West Bell about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday (May 7).  

The victim, Joseph John Stewart, 55, of the above address, was pronounced dead at the scene.  

HPD Homicide Division Senior Police Officer J. Villarreal and Officer R. Lujan reported:  

Mr. Stewart returned to his residence, parked his vehicle and entered the garage of his home.  He was then approached by an unknown male suspect wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a mask.  The suspect shot Stewart, who managed to make it inside his residence, where he was later found deceased.  The suspect fled the location before officers arrived.  

At this time, there is no known motive for the shooting.  

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.  

VHS/JFC  5-8-15
Inc. #058378215

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