POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 2602 Westerland Drive

December 23, 2020 - Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman and apparent suicide of a man at 2602 Westerland Drive about 1:20 a.m. today.  

The female victim, Itzell Sanchez, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene .  The identity of the male suspect, 21, is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Horn and Detective S. Overstreet reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a report of a person down at the above address and found Ms. Sanchez lying on the ground near the passenger side of a black Ford Mustang.  She had suffered a gunshot wound.  A male was found in the driver's seat of the Mustang with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and a gun in his lap.  

Witnesses reported hearing the woman's voice and then gunshots.  

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600. 

VHS/JFC 12-23-20
Inc. #170437020

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