POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Stabbing at 4350 Airline Drive

June 2, 2021 - Houston police have learned a man wounded in an apparent stabbing at 4350 Airline Drive about 11:35 p.m. on May 24 has died.

The victim, Tito Varela, 44, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where, on Monday (May 31), he was pronounced deceased.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives W. Huff and J. Nguyen reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to an assault call at the above address.  Upon arrival, they learned Mr. Varela was apparently cut or stabbed and transported to the hospital by Houston Fire Department paramedics.

Varela's cause of death is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

There are no known suspect(s) or motive in this case.  The investigation is pending results of the autopsy.  

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.

KJS/JFC 6-2-21
Inc #069419421

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