POLICE Department

Investigation into Shooting at 4670 Telephone Road

November 2, 2020 - Houston police are investigating the shooting of a man at 4670 Telephone Road about 12:05 a.m. today (November 2).  

The victim, Melvin Pratt, 38, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.  

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers A. Ferrell and J. Roberts reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call in a parking lot at the above address and found Mr. Pratt had been shot in the chest.  A preliminary investigation indicated the shooting was likely drug related, as narcotics were recovered at the scene.  Paramedics responded to the scene and transported Pratt to the hospital.  

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.  

VHS/JFC  11-2-20
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.